Making molecules crystal clear

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A crystal image of a breakdown pathway of atrazine (Image: CSIRO)

Crystallography is one of those mysterious scientific techniques you hear about – and 2014 has been the International Year of Crystallography. But what is it really?

CSIRO have posted a great explanation of how we can bounce X-rays off crystals to see the structure of the component molecules, when they are too small to be seen through a light microscope.

It’s at: Making molecules crystal clear.

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