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Crystals 2017, 7(12), 382; doi:10.3390/cryst7120382

Chemical Crystallography at the Advanced Light Source

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Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
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School of Chemistry and Centre for Science at Extreme Conditions, The University of Edinburgh, King’s Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JJ, UK
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Earth & Planetary Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
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Received: 3 November 2017 / Revised: 11 December 2017 / Accepted: 12 December 2017 / Published: 18 December 2017
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Abstract

Chemical crystallography at synchrotrons was pioneered at the Daresbury SRS station 9.8. The chemical crystallography beamlines at the Advanced Light Source seek to follow that example, with orders of magnitude more flux than a lab source, and various in situ experiments. This article attempts to answer why a chemist would require synchrotron X-rays, to describe the techniques available at the ALS chemical crystallography beamlines, and place the current facilities in a historical context. View Full-Text
Keywords: synchrotron radiation; in situ experiments; high pressure; photocrystallography; beamline synchrotron radiation; in situ experiments; high pressure; photocrystallography; beamline
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McCormick, L.J.; Giordano, N.; Teat, S.J.; Beavers, C.M. Chemical Crystallography at the Advanced Light Source. Crystals 2017, 7, 382.

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