The completely Unofficial ACA Service Crystallography SIG Home Page

"There never was a bad man that had ability for good service" Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Who We Are

The Service Crystallography Special Interest Group was formed to provide a forum for professional service crystallographers. The membership serves in both academia and industry and consists of both small-molecule and macromolecular crystallographers. Membership is open to any ACA member who wishes to join.

What We Do

Much of our fun takes place at the national meeting of the American Crystallographic Association. The next ACA Meeting will take place in Chicago, Illinois from July 24 to July 29, 2010.   A primary meeting activity of the SIG is the sponsoring of scientific sessions of special interest to service crystallographers. Sessions co-sponsored by the Service SIG this year include "Absolute Structure Determination; where are we now?”, “Data Collection Strategies", “Would you Publish This II?”, and “Handling Disorder in Crystal Structures - Crystal structures made difficult by the number, order or occupancy of solvent molecules.”

The Service SIG Business Meeting will be held jointly with the Small Molecule SIG Tuesday (July 27, 2010) at 12:00 pm. Here we make plans for the following year's meeting and discuss various topics of specific interest to the SIG membership.  Take advantage of these opportunities to participate and meet some of your fellow service SIGgers.


SIG Projects

SCrAPS... Service Crystallography at Advanced Photon Sources

2007 Service SIG Survey can be found at

Some Links of Interest to Crystallographers

Web Pages of Service SIG Members...Updated October 11, 2002

The Pittsburgh Diffraction Society and Conference Homepage

American Crystallographic Association Home Page

University of Pittsburgh Chemistry X-Ray Page

N.C. State Univ. X-Ray Facility...Paul Boyle has some good tips for growing crystals and using the linux operating system.

Indiana University Molecular Structure Center...

The World-Wide Web Virtual Library: Chemistry

Smithsonian Gem and Mineral Collection..Samples suitable for X-ray Diffraction

Oxford Diffraction

Crystal Logic Inc.

International Centre for Diffraction Data (ICDD)

Rigaku MSC

Bruker Analytical X-Ray Systems


Click here to see a list of Service Crystallography SIG Officers, past and present.

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