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The cover picture shows a cutout from the reconstructed zero layer of a decagonal Al70Co12Ni18 Quasicrystal based on 720 step-scan images.

Laboratory of Crystallography
Department of Materials
ETH Zurich
Vladimir-Prelog-Weg 5
CH-8093 Zurich
Prof. Walter Steurer
Cornelia Aurelio
+41 44 632 3769
+41 44 632 1133

Our Areas of Research:



Contact:  Walter Steurer
Postdocs: Pawel Kuczera and Dmitry Logvinovich
PhD students:  Soumyadipta Maiti


Diffuse Scattering / Color Laue Method

Contacts:  Walter Steurer and Thomas Weber
Postdoc: Fiodor Kurdzesau
PhD student:
Gregor Hofer


Powder Diffraction / Zeolites

Contacts:  Christian Baerlocher and Lynne McCusker
Catherine Dejoie and Ana Belen Pinar Prieto
PhD student
:  Stef Smeets


Industry Solutions

Contacts:  Valery Shklover


Magnetic Structures

Contact:  Penelope Schobinger-Papamantellos

Electronic reprints:

L.B. McCusker and Ch. Baerlocher, "Electron crystallography as a complement to X-ray powder diffraction techniques" (2013) Z. Kristallogr. 228, 1-10 pdf

Ch. Baerlocher, T. Weber, L.B. McCusker, L. Palatinus and S.I. Zones, "Unravelling the perplexing structure of the zeolite SSZ-57" (2011) Science, 333, 1134-1137

J. Dshemuchadse, D.Y. Jung and W. Steurer, "Structural building principles of complex face-centered cubic intermetallics" (2011) Acta Crystallogr. B67, 269-292

W. Steurer and S. Deloudi, "Fascinating quasicrystals" (2008) Acta Crystallogr. A64, 1-11

Ch. Baerlocher, F. Gramm, L. Massüger, L.B. McCusker, Z. He, S. Hovmöller and X. Zou, "Structure of the polycrystalline zeolite catalyst IM-5 solved by enhanced charge flipping" (2007) Science 315, 1113-1116

W. Steurer, "The Samson phase, β-Mg2Al3, revisited" (2007) Z. Kristallogr. 222, 259-288

Ch. Baerlocher, L.B. McCusker and L. Palatinus, "Charge flipping combined with histogram matching to solve complex crystal structures from powder diffraction data" (2007) Z. Kristallogr. 222, 47-53

W. Steurer, "Reflections on symmetry and formation of axial qasicrystals" (2006) Z. Kristallogr. 221, 402-411

W. Steurer, "Twenty years of structure research on quasicrystals. Part I. Pentagonal, octagonal, decagonal and dodecagonal quasicrystals" (2004) Z. Kristallogr. 219, 391-446

Ch. Baerlocher, L.B. McCusker, S. Prokic and T. Wessels, "Exploiting texture to estimate the relative intensities of overlapping reflections" (2004) Z. Kristallogr. 219, 803-819

W. Steurer, "The quasicrystal-to-crystal transformation. I. Geometrical principles" (2000) Z. Kristallogr. 215, 323-334


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