Special Issue | 7 March 2014Crystallography at 100

Science's Special Issue on Crystallography at 100 celebrates the insights gained from structural studies that have revolutionized our understanding of chemical and biological systems, leading to the award of 29 Nobel Prizes for scientific achievements related to, or involving the use of, crystallography.



Going from Strength to Strength


Cutting-Edge Techniques Used for the Structural Investigation of Single Crystals

Advances in x-ray crystallography are opening up an ever wider range of single-crystal samples to detailed structural characterization.

Developments in X-ray Crystallographic Structure Determination of Biological Macromolecules

Advances in macromolecular crystallography are allowing the structural elucidation of ever larger and more complex biological systems.

Femtosecond Crystallography with Ultrabright Electrons and X-Rays: Capturing Chemistry in Action

Brighter x-ray and electron sources make it possible to watch complex chemical processes.

Crystallography and the Imagery of Geopolitics

Crystallography will be key to driving innovation and growing economies in all nations.

Dazzling History

Over the past century, x-ray crystallography has transformed scientists’ understanding of the structure and behavior of materials.
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Gently Does It

A technique for crystallizing fragile biomolecules without disrupting them is helping researchers probe the structures of some of the body’s most important but elusive proteins: those that usher other chemicals through the cell membrane.
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Structural Biology Scales Down

The United States is winding down a $1 billion project to churn out protein structures. What will that mean for the field?

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