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STEP THREE: If a crystal transmits polarized light, turn the microscope stage until the crystal turns dark (extinguishes), then light again, a phenomenon that will occur every 90◦ (Fig. 11). This extinction is the best optical indication of crystal quality, and it should be complete throughout the crystal and be relatively sharp (∼1◦ ). Any crystal that does not extinguish completely is not single and can be rejected immediately. Lack of sharpness may indicate a large mosaic spread within the crystal.

For each one, identify lattice points and outline a unit cell (possible shapes are oblique, rectangular, square, and hexagonal; a rectangular unit cell can be primitive or centred). Find the symmetry elements; for a 2D pattern the following are possible: 2-, 3-, 4- and 6-fold rotations, mirror lines, and glide lines (mirrors with a half-unit-cell translation component parallel to the reflection line); in 2D inversion symmetry is the same as a 2-fold rotation. Show what fraction of the unit cell is the asymmetric unit.

The aim is to ensure that the crystal does not move with respect to this head. g. g. plasticine, Blu-tak or picene wax). On some diffractometers crystals are spun at up to 4000◦ /min, and an insecure mounting will lead to serious problems of crystal movement. g. of Pyrex glass) is just thick enough to support the crystal at a distance of about 5 mm above the pip. Fibres that are too thick add unnecessarily to errors via absorption and background effects, while those that are too thin can allow the crystal to vibrate, especially if it is being cooled in a stream of cold gas.

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