This Week in Science

In Science this week, three groups review advances in crystallography during the 100 years since German physicist Max von Laue first reported X-ray diffraction from a crystal. The first looks at progress made in the study of single crystals from non-biological sources, touching on how the ability to study such crystals at increasingly higher pressures and lower temperatures has enabled the characterization of a broader range of samples.

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