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Tables for Crystallography Volume F Crystallography of biological macromolecules Edited by M. G. Rossmann and E. Arnold © International Union of Crystallography 2006 |
International Tables for Crystallography (2006). Vol. F, ch. 16.1, pp. 335-336
Section 16.1.4.3. Parameter shift^{a}Institut für Anorganisch Chemie, Universität Göttingen, Tammannstrasse 4, D-37077 Göttingen, Germany,^{b}Hauptman–Woodward Medical Research Institute, Inc., 73 High Street, Buffalo, NY 14203-1196, USA, and ^{c}Lehrstuhl für Strukturchemie, Universität Göttingen, Tammannstrasse 4, D-37077 Göttingen, Germany |
In principle, any minimization technique could be used to minimize by varying the phases. So far, a seemingly simple algorithm, known as parameter shift (Bhuiya & Stanley, 1963), has proven to be quite powerful and efficient as an optimization method when used within the Shake-and-Bake context to reduce the value of the minimal function. For example, a typical phase-refinement stage consists of three iterations or scans through the reflection list, with each phase being shifted a maximum of two times by 90° in either the positive or negative direction during each iteration. The refined value for each phase is selected, in turn, through a process which involves evaluating the minimal function using the original phase and each of its shifted values (Weeks, DeTitta et al., 1994). The phase value that results in the lowest minimal-function value is chosen at each step. Refined phases are used immediately in the subsequent refinement of other phases. It should be noted that the parameter-shift routine is similar to that used in ψ-map refinement (White & Woolfson, 1975) and XMY (Debaerdemaeker & Woolfson, 1989).
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