Chapter 19.2 Electron diffraction of protein crystals

Crystallography of biological macromolecules

Second Online Edition (2012)

Part 19. Other experimental techniques

  1. W. Chiu

Published Online: 14 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1107/97809553602060000868

International Tables for Crystallography

International Tables for Crystallography

How to Cite

Chiu, W. 2012. Electron diffraction of protein crystals. International Tables for Crystallography. F:19:19.2:557–562.

Author Information

  1. Verna and Marrs McLean Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 APR 2012



The use of electron crystallography as a high‐resolution structural tool for studying protein crystals is discussed. Topics covered in this chapter include: electron scattering; electron microscopes; data collection embracing specimen preparation and radiation damage; and data processing.


  • data collection;
  • data processing;
  • electron crystallography;
  • electron diffraction;
  • electron microscopy;
  • electron scattering;
  • radiation damage;
  • refinement;
  • scattering;
  • structure factors