Patterson-Harker method

Patterson-Harker method

[′pad·ər·sən ′här·kər ‚meth·əd]
(solid-state physics)
A method of analyzing the structure of a crystal from x-ray diffraction results; a Fourier series involving squares of the absolute values of the structure factors, which are directly observable, is used to construct a vectorial representation of interatomic distances in the crystal (Patterson map).
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