Australian Journal of Chemistry Australian Journal of Chemistry Society
An international journal for chemical science
International Year of Crystallography 2014 cover image

International Year of Crystallography 2014

Crystallography is one of the most powerful analytical techniques in the chemist’s toolbox. It can determine the geometric structure of molecules with unrivalled precision, as well as give detailed information on the solid state packing arrangement of atoms and molecules. This information is key to understanding fundamental principles as diverse as the way a protein works or why a material is magnetic.