DESCRIPTION OF THE GROUP

This research group concerns itself with x-ray and neutron structural research and experimental studies of electron density. Routine x-ray studies are for this group only the first step in the methodologies in use. Another field of research developed by this group is application of a different kind of aspherical atomic factor in procedures of refinement of crystal structure and electron density, by use of Hirshfeld atoms in finding an experimental wave function. In the performed procedures, the group members use crystals of compounds important from the point of view of their biological, biochemical and pharmaceutical properties.

Thanks to the expanded cooperation network, the group members study various catalysts, including metathesis catalysts, amino acids, interesting suprachemical compounds, metaloorganic compounds, derivatives of boron (boronates and borinates), crystals with particles divided by the electric load, hybrid compounds, ferrocene, polymorphic systems, radical crystals etc. A huge part of this research is performed in synchrotronic facilities (DIAMOND near Oxford, UK, Sacley, Paris, France) and neutron facilities (ISIS, Chilton, UK, ILL Grenoble, Oak Ridge, USA). The group is open to new research topics and cooperation possibilities.