growing better crystals and thanks

William Tivol tivol at
Tue Sep 24 16:17:54 EST 1996

jgluz at MAIL.MED.CORNELL.EDU wrote:
: Thanks to all the folks who took time to respond to my last inquiry 
: about mounting crystals.  Now another matter. I have two forms of my 
: crystal: one with cofactor and one with sustrate.  The former grows as a 
: thin rectangular plate.  I can see the edge but otherwise the crystals 
: are quite thin.  I was told thin crystals are not useful for x-ray 
: analysis.

Dear John,
	Thin crystals are ideal for electron diffraction, however.  If they
are ~100 A thick, electron crystallography is quite feasable--and they may
give quasi-kinematic scattering if they are 2 or 3 times thicker.
				Bill Tivol

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