The Advances section of Acta Crystallographica Section A offers rapid publication of articles that describe original research of high potential impact and broad interest. Advances articles are often highlighted by an accompanying scientific commentary article and may feature in a news item.

Advances articles

Research paper: Understanding extended homometry based on complementary crystallographic orbit sets. Z. Zhang, Y. Shen & J. Sun (2024). Acta Cryst. A80, 
Research paper: Parameterized absorptive electron scattering factors. M. Thomas, A. Cleverley & R. Beanland (2024). Acta Cryst. A80, 
Research paper: Crystallography of homophase twisted bilayers: coincidence, union lattices and space groups. D. Gratias & M. Quiquandon (2023). Acta Cryst. A79, 
Research paper: New benchmarks in the modelling of X-ray atomic form factors. G. Thorkildsen (2023). Acta Cryst. A79, 
Research paper: Crystal diffraction prediction and partiality estimation using Gaussian basis functions. W. Brehm, T. White & H. N. Chapman (2023). Acta Cryst. A79, 
Research paper: Random conical tilt reconstruction without particle picking in cryo-electron microscopy. T.-Y. Lan, N. Boumal & A. Singer (2022). Acta Cryst. A78, 
Short communication: Multiwavelength anomalous X-ray diffraction for combined imaging of atomic displacement and strain. A. G. Shabalin & O. G. Shpyrko (2021). Acta Cryst. A77, 
Research paper: Relativistic spacetime crystals. V. Gopalan (2021). Acta Cryst. A77, 
Commentary: From crystal color symmetry to quantum spacetime. M. Bojowald & A. Saxena (2021). Acta Cryst. A77, 
Commentary: Nothing trumps good data. A. A. Pinkerton (2021). Acta Cryst. A77, 
Commentary: Quaternions: what are they, and why do we need to know? B. K. P. Horn (2020). Acta Cryst. A76, 
Topical review: Inflation versus projection sets in aperiodic systems: the role of the window in averaging and diffraction. M. Baake & U. Grimm (2020). Acta Cryst. A76, 
Research paper: Wedge reversion antisymmetry and 41 types of physical quantities in arbitrary dimensions. V. Gopalan (2020). Acta Cryst. A76, 
Research paper: Texture corrections for total scattering functions. A. Cervellino & R. Frison (2020). Acta Cryst. A76, 
Lead article: Isotopy classes for 3-periodic net embeddings. S. C. Power, I. A. Baburin & D. M. Proserpio (2020). Acta Cryst. A76, 
Research paper: Robust minimal matching rules for quasicrystals. P. Kalugin & A. Katz (2019). Acta Cryst. A75, 
Research paper: Algorithm for distance list extraction from pair distribution functions. R. Gu, S. Banerjee, Q. Du & S. J. L. Billinge (2019). Acta Cryst. A75, 
Research paper: The transformation matrices (distortion, orientation, correspondence), their continuous forms and their variants. C. Cayron (2019). Acta Cryst. A75, 
Research paper: Ultrafast calculation of diffuse scattering from atomistic models. J. A. M. Paddison (2019). Acta Cryst. A75, 
Commentary: Rigid units revisited. A. E. Phillips (2018). Acta Cryst. A74, 406-407. 
Research paper: Comments on A new theory for X-ray diffraction. J. T. Fraser & J. S. Wark (2018). Acta Cryst. A74, 
Topical review: Quasicrystals: What do we know? What do we want to know? What can we know? W. Steurer (2018). Acta Cryst. A74, 
Lead article: Computation in electron microscopy. E. J. Kirkland (2016). Acta Cryst. A72, doi:10.1107/S205327331501757X. 

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