ECA supports young participants to Laboratory and synchrotron X-ray crystallography in Senegal

The ECA will provide grants to support the participation of young reserachers to the IUCr-IUPAP-ICTP OpenLab in Senegal next 20 November  – 2 December 2017 (https://www.iycr2014.org/events/openlabs/iucr-iupap-ictp-openlab-senegal). The ECA is strongly committed to encourage the development of a network of active crystallographers in Africa and is particularly aimed to favour young researchers […]

Art inside your crystals

Since ancient times, crystals have captivated humankind. However, the beauty of crystals is not only found on the outside but also on the inner structure. The arrangement of atoms or the stacking of molecules displays also perfection and harmony that are constantly surprising us. Crystal structures, solved by X-ray diffraction, […]


Crystals – known to everybody as gems, snow crystals, or salt grains – are widespread in the nature around us. The investigation of their structure and properties means looking inside the intimate of atom geometries – a look contributing to the scientific development of chemistry, solid state physics, Earth sciences, […]

Crystallization Competition in the School

The Crystallization Competition in the School is an innovative contest on Crystallography and Crystallization for young students aged 12-16. It is organised in Spain and coordinated by the Spanish Specialized Group of Crystallography and Crystal Growth (GE3C). During the 2013/2014 school year the Competition is organised in 7 geographical areas […]

L’enigma Escher

“L’ENIGMA ESCHER- PARADOSSI GRAFICI TRA ARTE E GEOMETRIA” is the title of a major retrospective exhibition of the work of Maurits Cornelis Escher, on display in Reggio Emilia until 23 March 2014. The exhibition presents the work of the Dutch graphic artist from his debut on the scene to his […]