Crystallography, according to the International Union of Crystallography's Online Dictionary of Crystallography, is:
The branch of science devoted to the study of molecular and crystalline structure and properties, with far-reaching applications in mineralogy, chemistry, physics, mathematics, biology and materials science.
This project was completed in CHEM507: MCE Molecular Spectroscopy as
part of the Master of Chemistry Education (MCE) program within the
University of Pennsylvania's
Science Teacher Institute. The project was completed under
the direction of Dr. Susan Phillips
and Ms. Dusty Carroll, the
instructors. The goals of the project were to:
About the Author
Mark Hayden is a chemistry instructor at Central Bucks High School West in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. For more information:
AcknowledgementsThank you to Dr. Patrick Carroll, Director of the University of Pennsylvania's X-Ray Crystallography Facility. He welcomed me into the facility and provided me with useful resources. For more information on the facility and a wealth of other information on the topic, visit his website above.
Thank you also to Dr. Gary Molander (http://www.chem.upenn.edu/chem/research/faculty.php?id=28) and Dr. Larry Sneddon (http://www.chem.upenn.edu/chem/research/faculty.php?id=34) who granted me permission to use their published structures. Examples of these structures are found above.