164.319 X-ray crystallography
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VO, 1.5h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to read and understand crystallographic publications; apply the basics of symmetry theory; recognize and avoid common traps and pitalls (e.g. rhombohedral vs. trigonal).

Subject of course

Symmetry: Coordinate system and -transformation, point group operation, crystal system, Laue class, lattice, symmetry group

Diffraction: kinematical diffraction; wave vector; interference; reciprocal space; Fourier transformation; absences; phase problem; Patterson function

Teaching methods


Case studies.

Mode of examination




Course dates

Thu10:00 - 11:0006.10.2022Seminarraum Lehar 01 Vorbesprechung / Terminfindung
Fri14:00 - 16:0007.10.2022Seminarraum Lehar EG Vorlesung
Mon14:00 - 17:0017.10.2022Sem.R. DB gelb 04 Vorlesung
Fri14:00 - 17:0021.10.2022 - 09.12.2022Seminarraum Lehar 01 Vorlesung
Mon14:00 - 17:0024.10.2022 - 21.11.2022Seminarraum BA 10B - MB Vorlesung
Mon14:00 - 17:0007.11.2022Seminarraum Lehar 02 Vorlesung
Thu14:00 - 16:0001.12.2022Seminarraum Lehar 01 Vorlesung
Mon14:00 - 17:0005.12.2022Sem.R. DB gelb 05 B Vorlesung
X-ray crystallography - Single appointments
Thu06.10.202210:00 - 11:00Seminarraum Lehar 01 Vorbesprechung / Terminfindung
Fri07.10.202214:00 - 16:00Seminarraum Lehar EG Vorlesung
Mon17.10.202214:00 - 17:00Sem.R. DB gelb 04 Vorlesung
Fri21.10.202214:00 - 17:00Seminarraum Lehar 01 Vorlesung
Mon24.10.202214:00 - 17:00Seminarraum BA 10B - MB Vorlesung
Fri28.10.202214:00 - 17:00Seminarraum Lehar 01 Vorlesung
Mon31.10.202214:00 - 17:00Seminarraum BA 10B - MB Vorlesung
Mon07.11.202214:00 - 17:00Seminarraum Lehar 02 Vorlesung
Fri11.11.202214:00 - 17:00Seminarraum Lehar 01 Vorlesung
Mon14.11.202214:00 - 17:00Seminarraum BA 10B - MB Vorlesung
Fri18.11.202214:00 - 17:00Seminarraum Lehar 01 Vorlesung
Mon21.11.202214:00 - 17:00Seminarraum BA 10B - MB Vorlesung
Fri25.11.202214:00 - 17:00Seminarraum Lehar 01 Vorlesung
Thu01.12.202214:00 - 16:00Seminarraum Lehar 01 Vorlesung
Fri02.12.202214:00 - 17:00Seminarraum Lehar 01 Vorlesung
Mon05.12.202214:00 - 17:00Sem.R. DB gelb 05 B Vorlesung
Fri09.12.202214:00 - 17:00Seminarraum Lehar 01 Vorlesung

Examination modalities

Oral exam

Course registration

Not necessary



J. P. Glusker & K. N. Trueblood: Crystal Structure Analysis - A Primer. Oxford University Press.

W. Massa: Kristallstrukturbestimmung. Teubner Verlag.

P. Luger: Modern X-ray Analysis on Single Crystals, DeGruyter Verlag

International Tables for Crystallography Vol A, A1, B, D, E. Wiley. (Kein Anfängertext)

A. V. Shubnikov: Symmetry in Science and Art. Springer. (Klassiker: Illustration der periodischen Gruppen - kein Lernmaterial).

Accompanying courses