AK ChemKrist

Working Group Chemical Crystallography

The Working Group Chemical Crystallography (ChemKrist) of the GDCh Division of Analytical Chemistry deals with crystal structure analysis as an analytical method for solving chemical problems - in close cooperation with people who use X-ray and neutron structure analysis; in addition to single-crystal methods, this also includes powder diffractometry. Founded in 1979 as the working group for Crystal Structure Analysis of Molecular Compounds (KSAM) in Frankfurt am Main, it has been called ChemKrist since 1999.

The working group pursues the following objectives:


  • Intensification of the exchange of ideas within chemistry, in particular advice for working groups facing structural chemical problems
  • Discussion forum for all areas of application of diffraction methods to solve chemical problems
  • Strengthening of cooperation in the field of hardware and software as well as in the apparatus sector, representation of user interests in dialogue with manufacturing companies
  • Implementation of introductory and advanced training events for both young scientists and experienced users
  • Influencing the design and use of databases and publications
  • Special representation of interests of the colleagues organized in the GDCh
  • Maintaining close contact with the German Society for Crystallography

Short link to this page: www.gdch.de/chemkrist

Board 2021-2024

Prof. Dr. Iris Oppel (Chair)
RWTH Aachen University University

dr Regine Herbst-Irmer ( Chair)
University of Goettingen

dr Alexander Pöthig ( Chair)
Technical University of Munich

dr Michael Bodensteiner (Secretary)
University of Regensburg

ChemKrist Board Members


Introductory texts on crystallography

Selected Crystallographic Journals


April 9-11, 2024
Int. Congress Center
Munich (ICM)
Lecture program
Poster submission


GDCh Office
Dr. Carina S. Kniep
Tel .: +49 69 7917-499

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