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International Year of Crystallography

International Year of Crystallography

Scientific advancements have resulted from the study of crystals.

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The United Nations (UN) has declared 2014 as the:

Aim

IYCr2014 aims to increase public awareness of the importance of crystallography, which is the branch of science that studies the formation and structure of crystals.

About the year

The Year of Crystallography promotes widespread access of information about crystallography and activities involving this science. Crystallography has become the core of structural science. Its uses include: