International Tables for Crystallography

Rotation functions
J. Navaza. International Tables for Crystallography (2012). Vol. F, ch. 13.2, pp. 340-346  [ doi:10.1107/97809553602060000840 ]


The mathematical procedures required to find the relative orientations of the independent but homologous molecules within a crystal, or their absolute orientations if the structure of a similar molecule is known, are discussed in detail. They correspond to the rotational search employed in the molecular-replacement method.

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