Congratulations to Sophie Gearing who won an RSC CrystEngComm poster prize at the British Crystallographic Association Meeting in York for her poster “Does it Crystallise?” which presented studies of the crystallinity in a set of molecular materials.
Annotated articles are based on research from a range of Royal Society of Chemistry journals that has been re-written into a standard, accessible format.
An annotated article on predicting and controlling the crystallinity of molecular materials by Jerome Wicker and Richard Cooper aims to help readers to understand the research the journal article is based … Read the rest
CrystEngComm (2015) 17, 1927-1934 [ doi:10.1039/C4CE01912A ]
Machine learning algorithms can be used to create models which separate molecular materials which will form good-quality crystals from those that will not, and predict how synthetic modifications will change the crystallinity.
Crystal Growth & Design (2014). 14 (12), 6294–6301. [ doi:10.1021/cg500983s ]
Investigations into the phase transition of Barluenga’s reagent revealed a transient incommensurately modulated phase. To understand the origin of the modulated phase and the chemistry that can affect it, analogues of Barluenga’s reagent were synthesized and studied. In this context, the halogen and anion … Read the rest
29 October 2014 – Somerville College
UNESCO and the International Union of Crystallography will join Somerville this October to host a symposium marking the 50th anniversary of the award of Professor Dorothy Hodgkin’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry.
The Symposium will take place in Oxford on Wednesday 29th October and will feature a number of distinguished … Read the rest
The CRYSTALS v14.5481 installer is now available.
This update fixes usability problems related to new features in the latest series of releases. There may be a problem with OpenGL rendering on ATI graphics cards – please report problems if you see any ‘artefacts’ while viewing crystal structure models.
Version 14.60 onwards are built with a … Read the rest
The Chemistry Between Them, a new play by Adam Ganz will be first broadcast on Radio 4 on Wednesday 20th August at 14:15. The play examines the life-long friendship between Nobel Prize winning crystallographer Professor Dorothy Hodgkin and her former student (and Chem. Cryst. alumna) Margaret Thatcher. Despite their extremely different political viewpoints, the … Read the rest
Contributions to the meeting from Chem. Cryst. staff and students included:
Richard I. Cooper and James A. Arnold:
Displacement Parameter Restraints for Dealing with Limited Data
Karim J. Sutton, Pascal Parois and Richard I Cooper:… Read the rest
The sixth X-ray diffraction school organised by Universite de Lorraine and CNRS will be held in early July at the Abbaye des Prémontrés Pont à Mousson, France. The historical setting on the banks of the Moselle River is the backdrop for an intensive week of crystallography. Richard Cooper will lecture on “Affinement de structures cristallines” … Read the rest