By Uri Shmueli

The overseas Tables for Crystallography are together published with the foreign Union of Crystallography. each one print quantity can be bought separately. moreover the whole set of Vol A-G is accessible either in print and on-line (see correct hand column).

The basic function of quantity B is to supply the user/reader with useful and invaluable debts of the varied elements of reciprocal area in crystallographic examine. numerous chapters were revised and up to date for the second one variation, and 5 new chapters were additional (see Contents below). After an introductory bankruptcy, half 1 offers the reader with an account of structure-factor formalisms, an in depth remedy of the idea, algorithms and crystallographic purposes of Fourier equipment, and primary in addition to complicated remedies of symmetry in reciprocal space.In half 2, those normal money owed are through precise expositions of crystallographic information, the idea of direct equipment, Patterson ideas, isomorphous alternative and anomalous scattering, and coverings of the position of electron microscopy and diffraction in crystal constitution selection, together with functions of direct easy methods to electron crystallography. half three bargains with functions of reciprocal area to molecular geometry and `best'-plane calculations, and includes a remedy of the rules of molecular snap shots and modelling and their functions; it concludes with the presentation of a convergence-acceleration approach to significance within the computation of approximate lattice sums. half four includes remedies of assorted diffuse-scattering phenomena coming up from crystal dynamics, affliction and occasional dimensionality (liquid crystals), and an exposition of the underlying theories and/or experimental proof. the recent additions to this half are remedies of polymer crystallography and of reciprocal-space pictures of aperiodic crystals. half five of the quantity includes introductory remedies of the speculation of the interplay of radiation with subject (dynamical idea) as utilized to X-ray, electron and (new for the second one variation) neutron diffraction concepts. you will need to observe that the simplified trigonometric expressions for the constitution elements within the 230 third-dimensional house teams, which seemed in quantity I of foreign Tables of X-ray Crystallography, can now be present in Appendix 1.4.3 to bankruptcy 1.4 of quantity B. the quantity is a crucial addition to the library of scientists engaged in crystal constitution choice, crystallographic computing, crystal physics and different fields of crystallographic examine. Graduate scholars focusing on crystallography will locate a lot fabric appropriate for self-study and a wealthy resource of references to the proper literature.

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3. 3. A related basis set of angular functions has been proposed by Hirshfeld (1977). They are of the form cosn k , where k is the angle with a speciﬁed set of n 1 n 2=2 polar axes. The Hirshfeld functions are identical to a sum of spherical harmonics with l n, n À 2, n À 4, F F F 0, 1 for n > 1, as shown elsewhere (Hirshfeld, 1977). The radial functions R r can be selected in different manners. Several choices may be made, such as 1:2:7:1 The angular functions Â are based on the spherical harmonic functions Ylm deﬁned by !

2l 1 l À jmj3 1=2 m m Ylm , ' À1 Pl cos exp im', 4 l jmj3 1:2:7:2a with Àl m l, where Pml cos are the associated Legendre polynomials (see Arfken, 1970). djmj Pl x , dxjmj i 1 dl h Pl x l l x2 À 1l : l32 dx The real spherical harmonic functions ylmp , 0 m or À are obtained as a linear combination of Ylm : ! 2l 1 l À jmj3 1=2 m ylm , Pl cos cos m' 2 1 m0 l jmj3 Pml x 1 À x2 jmj=2 Nlm Pml cos cos m' À1m Ylm Yl; Àm l, p 1:2:7:2b and ylmÀ , Nlm Pml cos sin m' À1m Ylm À Yl; Àm =2i: 1:2:7:2c The normalization constants Nlm are deﬁned by the conditions 2 ylmp d 1, 1:2:7:3a R l r where the coefﬁcient nl may be selected by examination of products of hydrogenic orbitals which give rise to a particular multipole (Hansen & Coppens, 1978).

8) show that the Fourier transform of a directspace spherical harmonic function is a reciprocal-space spherical harmonic function with the same l, m, or, in other words, the spherical harmonic functions are Fourier-transform invariant. 2)]; the subscript p is either + or À. 6) is frequently truncated at the hexadecapolar l 4 level. For atoms at positions of high site symmetry the ﬁrst allowed functions may occur at higher l values. For trigonally bonded atoms in organic molecules the l 3 terms are often found to be the most signiﬁcantly populated deformation functions.