Determination of structural chirality of berlinite and quartz using resonant x-ray diffraction with circularly polarized x-rays

Author(s): Yoshikazu Tanaka, Taro Kojima, Yasutaka Takata, Ashish Chainani, Stephen W. Lovesey, Kevin S. Knight, Tomoyuki Takeuchi, Masaki Oura, Yasunori Senba, Haruhiko Ohashi, and Shik Shin
Many proteins, sugars, and pharmaceuticals crystallize into two forms that are mirror images of each other (enantiomers) such as our right and left hands (chiral). Berlinite (AlPO_{4} ) and low quartz (SiO_{2} ) have enantiomers belonging to a space-group pair, P3_{1} 21 (right-handed screw) and P3_…

[Phys. Rev. B 81, 144104] Published Mon Apr 12, 2010