intro_handout - 5.068 Physical Methods in Inorganic...

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5.068: Physical Methods in Inorganic Chemistry First Half: Crystallography Textbooks: W. Massa / R. Gould: Crystal Structure Determination. (Springer) C. Giacovazzo (Ed.): Fundamentals of Crystallography (Oxford University Press) L. Bragg (Ed.): The Crystalline State (4 volumes) (Cornell University Press) Kleber / Bausch / Bohm: Einführung in die Kristallographie (Verlag Technik)
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Crystallography: Strengths and Weaknesses Strengths: • Complete 3D structure with almost no assumptions. • No size limitations (M > 10 7 ) •Fa s t Weaknesses: • You need a crystal.
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X-Ray Crystallography: The Early Days Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (1845-1923) 1895: X-Rays (Nobel Prize 1901) Born in Lennep (now Remscheid), Germany. Studied physics at the Polytechnic in Zürich. Prof. for physics in Strassbourg (1876-79), Giessen (1879-88), Würzburg (1888-1900), München (1900-20). Research on elasticity, capillary action, specific heats, heat conduction in crystals, piezoelectricity, etc. 1895, while experimenting with electric current in an evacuated glass tube, he saw fluorescence of barium platinocyanide and figured that rays of some kind must be traveling across the room. More experiments followed. X-rays go through paper, wood, aluminum, they
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2011 for the course CHEMICAL E 20.410j taught by Professor Rogerd.kamm during the Spring '03 term at MIT.

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