International Year of Crystallography 2014 (IYCr 2014)
Highlights the Continuing Importance of Crystallography

Launch of the International Year of Crystallography,
Jonathan Agbenyega (Business Development Manager IUCr),
ChemViews Mag. 2014.
DOI: 10.1002/chemv.201400006

Quiz: Guess the Mineral
Guess the name of a mineral with the help of an image and some tips
ChemViews Mag. 2014.
DOI: 10.1002/chemv.201400044

Interview: Gautam Desiraju: Follow Your Convictions
G. Desiraju, India, talks about inspiring scientists, future hopes, the situation in India, and the International Year of Crystallography
ChemViews Mag. 2014.
DOI: 10.1002/chemv.201300117

IUCr-UNESCO OpenFactory
As part of the activities of the International Year of Crystallography, STOE, DECTRIS, and Xenocs invited young scientists
ChemViews Mag. 2014

Event: Crystallography for the Next Generation: The Legacy of IYCr
The "IYCr legacy" conference will be held in lieu of a "Closing" ceremony for the International Year of Crystallography. One idea is to continue many of the initiatives undertaken during the IYCr.



Journals  ♦  Books  ♦  Events  ♦  Take Part


Find out more about the scope and significance of the IYCr 2014 and the role of crystallography in the modern world:

   Journals
 
IUCrJ  

To celebrate IYCr2014, the IUCr has launched a new open-access
high-influence journal, IUCrJ.


Submit your exceptional work for the inaugural issues of 2014

Selected Articles from IUCrJ:

thumbnail image: Elastic Halogen Bonds

Elastic Halogen Bonds

Plastic and elastic deformation in molecular crystals can be explained on the basis of halogen bonding
ChemistryViews.org 04 February 2014

thumbnail image: X-Ray Diffraction of Nanocrystals

X-Ray Diffraction of Nanocrystals

Numerical simulation to extract 3D data by combining diffraction patterns from dozens of nanocrystals for a given compound
ChemistryViews.org 30 January 2014

Also of interest:

thumbnail image: Elastic Halogen Bonds

New Approach to Studying Solar Panel Absorber Materials
First use of the X-ray resonant single-crystal diffraction technique for the investigation of the Cu2ZnSnS4 structure
ChemistryViews.org 10 April 2014

thumbnail image: Elastic Halogen Bonds

GeS Nanosheets and Nanowires
Facile one-step solution approach for controlled fabrication of germanium sulfide nanosheets and nanowires
ChemistryViews.org 08 April 2014

Familiy Tree of Macromolecular Crystallographers

Family Tree of Macromolecular Crystallographers

Most important achievements of crystallographers that led to major advances in understanding of structure and function of biological macromolecules
ChemistryViews.org 19 December 2014


Special Issues And Articles:
 

Crystallography and Chemistry: An Ongoing Engagement,
Gautam R. Desiraju,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2014.
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201308513

Interview with President of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr)
Gautam Desiraju: Follow Your Convictions,
Vera Köster,
ChemViews Mag. 2014.
DOI: 10.1002/chemv.201300117

Special Bragg Centennial issue - Acta Crystallographica Section A  

OpenSpecial Bragg Centennial Issue
Acta Crystallographica Section A

  Special issue on Scorpionates - Acta Crystallographica Section C  

Special Issue on Scorpionates
Acta Crystallographica Section C

             
             
Special issue on Pharmaceuticals, drug discovery and natural products - Acta Crystallographica Section C  

Special issue on Pharmaceuticals, drug discovery and natural products
Acta Crystallographica Section C

  Special issue on Interplay of crystallography, spectroscopy and theoretical methods for solving chemical problems - Acta Crystallographica Section C  

Special issue on Interplay of crystallography, spectroscopy and theoretical methods for solving chemical problems
Acta Crystallographica Section C

             
             
Special virtual issue on X-ray diffraction microscopy - Journal of Applied Crystallography  

Special virtual issue on X-ray diffraction microscopy
Journal of Applied Crystallography

  X-Ray Spectrometry  

[FREE] The dawn of X-ray spectroscopy
X-ray Spectrometry

             
             
Journal of Microscopy  

[FREE] X-ray microdiffraction, TEM characterization and texture analysis of human dentin and enamel
Journal of Microscopy

  Microscopy and Analysis  

[FREE] Super-resolution microscopy unlocks gateway to cell nucleus
Microscopy and Analysis

Special issue on crystal engineering
Acta Crystallographica Section B

Special issue on small-angle scattering
Journal of Applied Crystallography

All the IUCr journals, Crystallographica A–F, and Journal of Synchrotron Radiation have gone online-only from 2014.

 
   Books
 
 
As part of the celebration of IYCr2014, the e-book Magnetic Group Tables – 1-, 2- and 3-Dimensional Magnetic Subperiodic Groups and Magnetic Space Groups by Daniel B. Litvin is available to download free of charge. In PDF format, this publication tabulates the structure, symbols and properties of magnetic groups, illustrated by beautiful colour diagrams.
 
 
A Little Dictionary of Crystallography

This special publication is a printed snapshot of the contents of the Online Dictionary of Crystallography.
The book is available for online purchase at http://tinyurl.com/little-dictionary

 

View all Crystallography books, many available in print and e-book formats.
   IYCr2014 Events
 
Virtual press conference
Revisit the IYCr2014 virtual press conference to find out what crystallography can do for you, including the official video launching IYCr2014.
  Opening Ceremony
The IYCr2014 Opening Ceremony took place at UNESCO in Paris on 20-21 January 2014.
 
     
     
OpenLabs
The IUCr-UNESCO OpenLab is a network of operational crystallographic laboratories based in different countries, mostly in the developing regions. They are aimed at allowing access to crystallographic knowledge and technology in all parts of the world, key for the fruitful development of science, and to open possibilities for conducting high-level research. The OpenLabs are being planned in partnership with major equipment manufacturers.
  Summit meetings
The IUCr-UNESCO summit meetings are intended to bring together scientists from countries in three widely separated parts of the world, using a common crystallographic theme. The meetings - in Brazil, Pakistan and South Africa - will focus on high-level science and also highlight the difficulties and problems of conducting competitive scientific research in different parts of the developing world.
OpenLab   Summits

Check out all events:
- IYCr official page

- ChemistryViews.org Events Calendar

   IYCr Poster


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Download your own IYCr2014 Poster for display in your laboratory, school, lecture theatre or home!


Timelines of Crystallography
Explore the wealth of information contained in
these eight timelines, hosted on the IYCr2014 website.
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   Take part in the IYCr2014
 
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Quiz - Guess the Mineral and get the chance to win an iPad

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Photo competition - Crystallography in Everyday Life. The IUCr and Agilent Technologies invite all amateur and professional photographers to submit stunning images that capture the spirit of crystallography in the places, objects and experiences of everyday life. Enter for your chance to win one of two USD 1000 bursaries to attend the IUCr Congress in Montreal in August 2014.

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Submit images of crystals that you have grown. As part of the celebrations of IYCr2014, the IUCr Commission on Crystal Growth and Characterization of Materials is inviting crystal growers everywhere to submit their best pictures of artificially grown crystals to a gallery of images being made available for download for educational purposes.

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Spread the word about the worldwide IYCr Crystal Growing Competition for Schools.

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Add an event. Add information to the calendar of events about conferences, symposia, exhibitions or other activities.

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Educational material. Help build a comprehensive directory of teaching resources in crystallography at all levels.

 
 



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