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Crystallography for Chemists

Author(s): Phillip E. Fanwick

Book Description

For the last fifty years, X-ray crystallography and allied methods have been one of the most important analytical techniques for chemical analysis. With improved equipment, computers, and programs, the time required for such determinations has been reduced from months to hours. However, crystallography has never found its way into chemical education. There are many reasons for this failure, but the result has been most chemists having little understanding of the method beyond operating equipment and running black box programs.

This book provides a basic education on crystallographic methods. As much as possible, it is non-mathematical, and written in language that chemists use. It is designed for the instruction of senior undergraduate students and beginning graduate students, but will also be of interest to any chemist who has had no instruction in crystallography. Much of the book provides information that can be used by chemists who do not plan to conduct crystallographic studies themselves.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-3167-3
ISBN-10: 1-5275-3167-8
Date of Publication: 01/06/2019
Pages / Size: 245 / A5
Price: £61.99


Phillip E. Fanwick received his Master’s of Science in Chemistry and Doctor of Philosophy in Inorganic Chemistry in 1971 and 1977 respectively. From 1972 to 1975, he served as an officer in the United States Air Force. After completing his PhD, he spent two years as a Postdoctoral researcher with Professor F. Albert Cotton at Texas A&M University. He has also previously worked as Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky from 1979 to 1985 and the Service Crystallographer at Purdue University, where he retired in January 2016. He has been a co-editor of Acta Crystallographa Section C since 2009, and is the author and co-author of over 1200 reviewed papers.