Papers about crystallography in Priroda magazine

Priroda is an educational (popular science) journal which has been published by Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) since 1912 (priroda in Russian means nature). Its contributors are researchers in various fields (astronomy, physics, chemistry, biology and so on) who tell readers
about actual problems in their area and their own results adopting texts for non-professional
In order to highlight the pursuance of IYCr in 2014 some scientists of A.V.Shubnikov Institute of Crystallography of RAS have been invited to contribute articles about the history of crystallography research and new results obtained by traditional and new methods.

The following articles have been published in the first half of the year:

N.M.Shchagina. Prehistory of Institute of Crystallography of the USSR Academy of Scienses // Priroda, 2014, №1, p.43-51;

R.K.Raszvetaeva. Mineralogy at a Physical Institute // Priroda, 2014, №1, p.52-61;

A.L.Tolstikhina, K.L.Sorokina, N.V.Belugina, R.V.Gainutdinov. What Does Atomic Force Microscope See? // Priroda, 2014, №1, p.62-72;

V.E.Asadchikov, A.V.Buzmakov, D.A.Zolotov, I.V.Yakimchuk. Microtomography: a View into Invisible // Priroda, 2014, №2, p.9-17;

I.P.Kuranova, M.V.Kovalchuk. Crystals for Study of Protein Structures // Priroda, 2014, №3, p.12-21;

R.K.Raszvetaeva. Hikikomoriya // Priroda, 2014, №4, p.68-80.

Full version of the  magazine issues (in Russian) can be find at the official site of RAS ( and at the electron archive site (

A pdf file with all these papers and the annotations in English (not present in Russian edition) has been specially prepared for the IYCr site. Click here to download the full articles (PDF, 3.3 MB) 

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