Welcome to the official website of the Department of crystallography of the Institute of Earth Sciences, at the University of Saint-Petersburg!
The Department offers a range of traditional educational courses (crystallography, crystallogenesis, crystal chemistry, crystal optics, X-ray diffraction analysis), as well as novel actual courses such as mineralogical crystallography, crystal chemistry of uranyl compounds, biomineralogy and organic mineralogy, crystal chemistry of borates and borosilicates, cosmic mineralogy.
Department of crystallography SPbU was founded in 1924 by Osip M. Anscheles. The Department is well known in Russia and abroad, thanks to its glorious scientific crystallographic traditions that date back to the founder of modern science of crystals, great Russian crystallographer Evgraf S. Fedorov (1853 – 1918).
The research focuses on a range of different areas: crystal chemistry, grwoth of single crystals, structural mineralogy, biomineralogy, materials science etc
A general information about the Department is presented on this website.
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