Offers a balanced and readable overview and background of the subject as an entry point to understand and/or perform a single crystal structure analysis. As such, I can highly recommend this book as a companion to a hands-on course around one of the available structure determination software packages. (Ton Spek, Crystallography Reviews
About the Author
William Clegg: Formerly Wissenschaftlicher Assistant at the University of Göttingen in Germany, two Joint Appointments at Daresbury Laboratory, Founding Joint Editor of Acta Crystallographica Section E, BCA Council Member, RSC Corday-Morgan Medal 1985.
Alexander J Blake: Formerly Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, previous Chairman of the BCA Chemical Crystallography Group, Deputy Editor of Acta Crystallographica Section C, Vice-President of the British Crystallographic Association, Scientific Director of the BCA CCG Intensive Course on X-ray Structural Analysis.
Jacqueline M Cole: Formerly Research Associate at the University of Kent and Junior Research Fellow at St Catherine's College Cambridge, BCA Chemical Crystallography Prize 2000, Franco-British Science Prize 2006, Brian Mercer Feasibility Award 2007, RSC SAC Silver Medal 2009.
John S O Evans: Formally Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Research Fellow at the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratories, Oxford, recipient of the RSC Meldola medal for contributions to solid state chemistry, former honorary secretary/treasurer of the BCA Physical Crystallography Group, chair of the ISIS crystallography panel, scientific co-director of the IoP Structural Condensed Matter Physics Group/BCA PCG residential school on powder diffraction.
Peter Main: Co-developer of MULTAN program for direct methods in crystallography.
Simon Parsons: Formerly Research Fellow at the University of Oxford and staff crystallographer at the University of Edinburgh, previous Chairman of the BCA Chemical Crystallography Group.
David J Watkin: Coordinator for the program system CRYSTALS, founder of the BCA Intensive Schools, former chairman of the IUCr Computing Commission.