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What is X-ray Crystallography?
This site, maintained by the University of Bristol, contains a short explanation of X-ray crystallography. Topics covered include a definition of X-ray crystallography, an example of its applications, and the stages of crystal structure determination. A student interested in a concise account of the manner in which this technology is used to identify minerals would benefit from this site.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Photograph
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Mineralogy or petrology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright David R. Edmonds 1996-2000
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-753
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: David R. Edmonds
University of Bristol