from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The science of crystal structure and phenomena.
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- n. The experimental science of determining the arrangement of atoms in solids.
- n. The study of crystals.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The doctrine or science of crystallization, teaching the system of forms among crystals, their structure, and their methods of formation.
- n. A discourse or treatise on crystallization.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The science of the process of crystallization, and of the forms and structure of crystals.
- n. A discourse or treatise on crystals and crystallization.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the branch of science that studies the formation and structure of crystals
X-ray crystallography is the specialty of chemistry that I have my degree in.
In the course of her career, she developed new methods that have become standard in crystallography today.
X-ray crystallography is based on the diffraction of X rays in protein crystals, and has since contributed to a further series of Nobel Prizes.
Among new applications should be mentioned the measurements of atomic coordinates at solid surfaces, diffraction from quantum dots and stripes and protein crystallography for rational drug design from the measured atomic structure of the protein.
She attended the special course in crystallography and decided, following strong advice from F.M. Brewer, who was then her tutor, to do research in X-ray crystallography.
This epoch-making discovery, which not only bore upon the nature of X-radiation and the reality of the space lattice assumed in crystallography, but also placed a new means of research into the hands of Science, was rewarded with the
If, on the other hand, as was assumed in crystallography, a regular arrangement of the atoms or the molecules in a space lattice was the basis of the shapes of the natural crystals, then, according to estimates, the distances of the points of the lattice ought to be exactly of that order of magnitude that was required for the decomposition of X-radiation in a spectrum.
The development of methods of protein crystallography has been in the focus of my laboratory's work from the beginning and led to the development of refinement in protein crystallography (with
They quickly decided it would help to subject the molecules to a science called crystallography
… it was because I was current in crystallography.