Using the Patterson Peaks tables

The reader is directed to the excellent book by Buerger [Martin J. Buerger, Vector Space and its application in crystal-structure investigation, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 1959. QD 911.B875] for a detailed explanation of the properties and uses of Patterson maps. Only a few, brief and simple, introductory examples are given below.

  1. Determining the expected peak heights.
  2. Determining the space group
  3. Determining the position of the "heavy" atom.
  4. A real-life Example