X-Ray Fine Structure Analysis of Biopolymers

  • Otto Kratky
Conference paper


Three kinds of systems were studied:
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    Homodisperse solutiors

    From the particulate scattering at very small angles important parameters of the macromolecules can be derived. A survey of the theory and selected examples for the application are given.

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    Supposed the availability of suitable crystals the reward of a crystal structure determination is considerable. The utmost is to get the whole of the crystal at essentially atomic resolution.

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    Biological fibers consist of parallel, chain-like molecules. They can be fully extended or have a complex shape, for example a helix.



Silk Fibroin Crystal Structure Analysis Volume Contraction Fiber Period Full Cylinder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Otto Kratky
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  1. 1.Institute for X-Ray Fine Structure ResearchAustrian Academy of ScienceGrazAustria

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