Overturning old X-ray rules

New crystallographic insights happened up in with fullerene studies could have implications for how we obtain and interpret three-dimensional structure data for proteins and other biological macromolecules. Brian Abbey of La Trobe University, in Melbourne, Australia and colleague Harry Quiney of the University of Melbourne report details in the journal Science Advances of how they have demonstrated the emergence of a new crystal form of [60]fullerene when it is exposed to X-rays.