Early Days of X-Ray Crystallography PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Early Days of X-Ray Crystallography free pdf The year 2012 marked the centenary of one of the most significant discoveries of the early twentieth century, the discovery of X-ray diffraction (March 1912, by Laue, Friedrich and Knipping) and of Bragg's law (November 1912). The discovery of X-ray diffraction confirmed the wave nature of X-rays and the space-lattice hypothesis. It had two major consequences: the analysis of the structure of atoms, and the determination of the atomic structure of materials. This had a momentous impact in chemistry, physics, mineralogy, material science, biology and X-ray spectroscopy. The book relates the discovery itself, the early days of X-ray crystallography, and the way the news of the discovery spread round the world. It explains how the first crystal structures were determined by William Bragg and his son Lawrence, and recounts which were the early applications of X-ray crystallography in chemistry, mineralogy, materials science, physics, biological sciences and X-ray spectroscopy. It also tells how the concept of space lattice developed since ancient times up to the nineteenth century, and how our conception of the nature of light has changed over time. The contributions of the main actors of the story, prior to the discovery, at the time of the discovery and immediately afterwards, are described through their writings and are put into the context of the time, accompanied by brief biographical details. This thoroughly researched account on the multiple faces of a scientific specialty, X-ray crystallography, is aimed both at the scientists, who rarely subject the historical material of past discoveries in their field to particular scrutiny with regard to the historical details and at the historians of science who often lack the required expert knowledge to scrutinize the involved technical content in sufficient depth (M. Eckert - Metascience).

About Andre Authier

Andre Authier is Professor Emeritus at the Institut de Mineralogie, de Physique des Materiaux et de Cosmochimie, Universite P. et M. Curie in Paris. He was Full Professor at Paris University and former president of the International Union of Crystallography.

Details Book

Author : Andre Authier
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Data Published : 29 October 2015
ISBN : 0198754051
EAN : 9780198754053
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 464 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Early Days of X-Ray Crystallography



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Early Days of X-Ray Crystallography free pdfEarly Days of X-Ray Crystallography

    2012 marked the centenary of one of the most significant discoveries of the early twentieth century. the discovery of X-ray diffraction (March 1912. by Laue. Friedrich. and Knipping) and of Bragg's law (November 1912)..


  • The Basics of Crystallography and Diffraction free pdfThe Basics of Crystallography and Diffraction

    This book provides a clear and very broadly based introduction to crystallography. light. X-ray and electron diffraction - a knowledge which is essential to students in a wide range of scientific disciplines but which is otherwise generally covered in subject-specific and more mathematically detailed texts..


  • X-Ray Diffraction free pdfX-Ray Diffraction

    An important milestone in the history of science. the diffraction of X-rays. was observed by Max von Laue in 1912. In the last 100 years. X-ray diffraction (XRD) studies have revealed highly valuable information about many ordered atomic structures seen in a variety of common materials..


  • Crystallography free pdfCrystallography

    Excerpt from Crystallography: An Elementary Manual for the Laboratory Crystallography can be studied from two different view-points: one as a mathematical science with its applications both in the instrumental determination of crystal angles and in their mapping or projection- the other chiefly as an observational study with the application of some simple rules that will enable the prospector and laboratory student to determine the crystalline form with sufficient accuracy for practical purposes in the field or laboratory..


  • System of Crystallography free pdfSystem of Crystallography

    Excerpt from System of Crystallography: With Its Application to Mineralogy System of Crystallography: With Its Application to Mineralogy was written by John Joseph Griffin in 1841..


  • Early Days of X-Ray Crystallography free pdfEarly Days of X-Ray Crystallography

    Free Digital Books Online. The year 2012 marked the centenary of one of the most significant discoveries of the early twentieth century, the discovery of X-ray diffraction (March 1912, by Laue, Friedr