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2014 International Year of Crystallography- Springer invites you to read featured articles on Crystallography and top downloaded papers from our key journals in the field. Enjoy the free access offer until December 31.

Raymond Gosling: the man who crystallized genes

Raymond G. Gosling, then a PhD student at King's College, achieved a major breakthrough in the search for DNA's structure when he became the first person to crystallize genes in the early 1950’s. Without his X-ray diffraction data, Watson and Crick's quest for the double helix could not be realized.

Crystallography in Structural Chemistry

“During the past quarter century the foundations of crystallography have broadened and it has increasingly become the science of structures.” 

Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the journal Structural Chemistry, Editor-in-Chief Prof. Istvan Hargittai presents a brief history of the development of crystallography and highlights of outstanding contributions from the first 25 volumes.

Highlighted Journals & Articles

The top downloaded articles were selected from our eContent platform SpringerLink and refer to articles published in 2013 and most frequently downloaded since publication.

Physics of the Solid State 

Five most downloaded articles:

Band structure and the magnetic and elastic properties of SrFeO3 and LaFeO3 perovskites 

Structure and the electronic and magnetic properties of LaTiO3 

Low-dimensional thermoelectric materials 

On the history of the discovery of nanodiamond synthesis 

Investigation of amorphous states of SiO2 by Raman scattering spectroscopy 

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Physics and Chemistry of Minerals 

Five most downloaded articles:

Kinetics of the graphite–diamond transformation in aqueous fluid determined by in-situ X-ray diffractions at high 

Interpretation of Ni2p XPS spectra of Ni conductors and Ni insulators 

Systematics of the spinel structure type 

Crystal structures and cation distributions in simple spinels from powder XRD structural refinements: MgCr2O4 

Thermodynamic properties and phase stability of wadsleyite II 

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Inorganic Materials 

Five most downloaded articles:

Van der Waals Radii of Elements 

Microwave Absorbing Materials 

Tungsten carbides and W-C phase diagram 

PbS Nanoparticles: Synthesis and Size Determination by X-ray Diffraction 

Reduced graphene oxide 

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Journal of Chemical Crystallography  

Five most downloaded articles:

Synthesis, Antibacterial Studies and Crystal Structures of Tridentate Schiff Base Ligand and It’s Cobalt(III) Complex 

Synthesis, Crystal and Molecular Structure of 2′,3′,3′-Tribromo-2′,3′-dihydrospiro[1,3-dioxolane-2,1′-indene] 

Syntheses and Crystal Structures of 1,5-Dioxaspiro[5.5]undecane-2,4-dione Derivatives 

Synthesis and Crystal Structure Studies of Three N-Phenylphthalimide Derivatives 

Synthesis, Characterization, and Crystal Structure of α-Glucosimino-pyranose Anthranilic Acid 

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