Protein crystal perfection and its application

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    Knowledge of protein crystal perfection in theory and practice is reviewed. X-ray methods of assessing perfection such as mosaicity, topography and reciprocal-space mapping are described. X-ray diffraction physics applications of protein crystals such as in Laue geometry, the large-angle oscillation technique and forming polychromatic profiles across diffraction spots are covered. Cryo- and room-temperature cases are discussed including in X-ray and neutron protein crystallography. Experience of freezing very large crystals, which are commonly used today in neutron protein crystallography, is highlighted. © 2005 International Union of Crystallography - all rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)793-798
    Number of pages5
    JournalActa Crystallographica Section D: Biological Crystallography
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005


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