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.

2023W, VO, 1.5h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 1.5
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Online

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

Tue10:00 - 11:0003.10.2023Seminarraum Lehar EG Vorbesprechung / Terminfindung
Tue12:00 - 14:0010.10.2023 - 05.12.2023Seminarraum Lehar 01 Vorlesung
Thu15:00 - 17:0012.10.2023Seminarraum Lehar 03 Vorlesung
Thu15:00 - 17:0019.10.2023 - 07.12.2023Seminarraum Lehar EG Vorlesung
X-ray crystallography - Single appointments
Tue03.10.202310:00 - 11:00Seminarraum Lehar EG Vorbesprechung / Terminfindung
Tue10.10.202312:00 - 14:00Seminarraum Lehar 01 Vorlesung
Thu12.10.202315:00 - 17:00Seminarraum Lehar 03 Vorlesung
Tue17.10.202312:00 - 14:00Seminarraum Lehar 01 Vorlesung
Thu19.10.202315:00 - 17:00Seminarraum Lehar EG Vorlesung
Tue24.10.202312:00 - 14:00Seminarraum Lehar 01 Vorlesung
Tue31.10.202312:00 - 14:00Seminarraum Lehar 01 Vorlesung
Tue07.11.202312:00 - 14:00Seminarraum Lehar 01 Vorlesung
Thu09.11.202315:00 - 17:00Seminarraum Lehar EG Vorlesung
Tue14.11.202312:00 - 14:00Seminarraum Lehar 01 Vorlesung
Thu16.11.202315:00 - 17:00Seminarraum Lehar EG Vorlesung
Tue21.11.202312:00 - 14:00Seminarraum Lehar 01 Vorlesung
Thu23.11.202315:00 - 17:00Seminarraum Lehar EG Vorlesung
Tue28.11.202312:00 - 14:00Seminarraum Lehar 01 Vorlesung
Thu30.11.202315:00 - 17:00Seminarraum Lehar EG Vorlesung
Tue05.12.202312:00 - 14:00Seminarraum Lehar 01 Vorlesung
Thu07.12.202315:00 - 17:00Seminarraum Lehar EG Vorlesung

Examination modalities

Oral exam

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 434 Materials Sciences Not specified
066 490 Technical Chemistry Mandatory elective
800 FW Elective Courses - Technical Chemistry Elective


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