What is it about?

Z' is an indicator about complexity, namely an indicator about some very subtle inter-molecular interactions which gives some hint about equilibrium configurations.

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Why is it important?

Z' can reveal the importance of some specific interactions in modelling crystal structure


Z' which is tabulated for every published structure is not a priori considered as primordial. It does however reveal very interesting details in a structure which are very for a deeper study of intermolecular interactions.

Prof. Gervais Chapuis
EPFL, Lausanne

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This page is a summary of: Looking deeper into molecular structures with Z′ > 1, Acta Crystallographica Section B Structural Science Crystal Engineering and Materials, July 2020, International Union of Crystallography, DOI: 10.1107/s205252062000949x.
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