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Special Issue - Crystallography at NIST/NBS



Alan D. Mighell, Winnie K. Wong-Ng


The Centennial Celebration of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), formerly known as the National Bureau of Standards (NBS), takes place in the year 2001. NIST has a long history (> 50 years) of crystallographic research, and has made significant contributions to the advancement of the fields of crystallography, biology, and materials science. Many scientists from various divisions in diverse disciplines have contributed to this history. The research has been carried out as a fundamental part of the overall mission of NBS/NIST and has become an integral part of many aspects of its research programs. The following articles are designed to give a brief overview of the role of crystallography at NIST past, present, and future. The articles cover a broad spectrum of topics including structural databases, high-pressure crystallography, neutron crystallography, structure determination via neutron and x-ray diffraction, quasicrystals, reduced cells, magnetic structure determinations, polymer crystallography, electron diffraction, protein crystallography, novel biomaterials, biological minerals, crystallography of construction materials, and synchrotron radiation.
Journal of Research (NIST JRES) -
106 No. 6


crystallography at NIST/NBS, current interest, future projects, history


Mighell, A. and Wong-Ng, W. (2001), Special Issue - Crystallography at NIST/NBS, Journal of Research (NIST JRES), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed April 15, 2024)
Created December 1, 2001, Updated February 19, 2017