By Philip Coppens
This ebook bargains with the electron density distribution in molecules and solids as acquired experimentally by way of X-ray diffraction. it's a entire therapy of the equipment concerned, and the translation of the experimental leads to phrases of chemical bonding and intermolecular interactions. Inorganic and natural solids, in addition to metals, are lined within the chapters facing particular structures. As an entire, this monograph is mainly beautiful due to its vast interface with various disciplines. actual X-ray diffraction intensities include primary info at the cost distribution in crystals, that are in comparison at once with theoretical effects, and used to derive different actual houses, comparable to electrostatic moments, the electrostatic power and lattice energies, that are available by means of spectroscopic and thermodynamic measurements. as a result, the paintings should be of significant curiosity to a extensive variety of crystallographers and actual scientists.