The derivation of non-merohedral twin laws during refinement by analysis of poorly fitting intensity data and the refinement of non-merohedrally twinned crystal structures in the program CRYSTALS

R I Cooper, R O Gould, S Parsons, D J Watkin

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Although non-merohedrally twinned crystal structures can normally be solved without difficulty, problems usually arise during refinement. Careful analysis of poorly fitting data reveals that they belong predominantly to certain distinct zones in which \F-o\(2) is systematically larger than \F-c\(2). In the computer program ROTAX, a set of data with the largest values of (\F-o(2)\ - \F-c(2)\)/u(\F-o(2)\) is identified and their indices transformed by rotations or roto-inversions about possible direct- and reciprocal-lattice directions. Matrices that transform the indices of the poorly fitting data to integers are identified as possible twin laws.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)168-174
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Applied Crystallography
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2002

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