Current Interest Groups


General Interest Groups

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    GIG-01 Young Crystallographers

    This GIG is a conduit to communicate and discuss the interests of European Young Crystallographers within the association.


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    GIG-02 Senior Crystallographers

    This GIG came together to preserve the history of crystallography, to play a part in teaching, consider special requirements of Senior Scientists and any other business connected and concerned to Senior Crystallographers.


Special Interest Groups

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    SIG-01 Macromolecular Crystallography

    This SIG supports advances in macromolecular crystallographic research by both theoretical and experimental methods and their applications, and bring together researchers interested in these areas.


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    SIG-02 Charge, Spin and Momentum Density

    This group brings together experimentalists, computationalists and theoreticians studying all aspects of electronic charge, spin and momentum distributions in atoms, molecules and condensed matter.


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    SIG-03 Aperiodic Crystals

    SIG3 promotes experimental and theoretical research on aperiodic crystals, including quasicrystals, modulated crystals, composite crystals, magnetic systems, and polytypes.


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    SIG-04 Electron Crystallography

    The aim of the SIG is to raise the awareness, acceptance and general standard of Electron crystallography through concerted effort of groups and workers in this field. Web site https://ecaelectronsig.wordpress.com/


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    SIG-05 Mineral and Inorganic Crystallography

    Modern Mineralogy is focussed on the fine-scale characterization of  the structure and properties of minerals and related compounds,  thus being essentially a Geo-material Science.



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    SIG-07 Molecular Interaction and Recognition

    To bring together researchers interested in the theoretical and experimental aspects and applications of MIR phenomena in order to contribute to the advancement of MIR research.


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    SIG-08 Powder Diffraction

    SIG-08 represents, supports and synchronizes activities related to powder diffraction and to stimulate information exchange and  diffusion within the European powder diffraction community.


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    SIG-09 Crystallographic Computing

    ECACOMSIG (SIG-09) promotes all aspects of Computing in Crystallography. As such, its activities are central to most of the other SIGs in the ECA.



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    SIG-12 Crystallography of Functional Materials

    SIG-12 provides a home within the ECA for the wide range of crystallographers who have materials as their focus and who employ common crystallographic techniques to address problems across the spectrum from magnetism to pharmaceuticals.