"Large scale facilities like synchrotrons and neutron sources offer a wealth of opportunities for the study of matter in its broadest sense by a wide range of experimental techniques diffraction, scattering, spectroscopy and imaging, all related to the scientific activities of the International Union of Crystallography (IUCr). It is therefore justified to describe the relation between IUCr and the large scale facilities as a perfect marriage."

"The great impact of synchrotron radiation on crystallographic science is visible both in relatively new areas like structural biology that has been revolutionized by the use of synchrotron radiation and in well-established crystallographic methods like powder diffraction which have obtained a completely new life."

Professor S. Larsen

main editor for neutron and synchrotron science and technology

D. ArgyriouEuropean Spallation Source ERIC, PO Box 117, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden (e-mail: dimitri@esss.se)


V. T. ForsythPartnership for Structural Biology, Institut Laue–Langevin, 6 rue Jules Horowitz, 38042 Grenoble Cedex 9, France, and EPSAM/ISTM, Keele University, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, United Kingdom (e-mail: tforsyth@ill.fr)
S. M. HealdAdvanced Photon Source, Bldg 435E, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439, USA (e-mail: heald@aps.anl.gov)
I. RobinsonLondon Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL, 17-19 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AH, United Kingdom (e-mail: i.robinson@ucl.ac.uk)
M. TakataInstitute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University, Katahira 2-1-1, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8577, Japan (e-mail: takatama@tagen.tohoku.ac.jp)

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