Friday, January 31, 2014

International Year of Crystallography

International Year of Crystallography
 Date of Issue :30.01.2014
Crystallography is the study of crystals and of the determination of the internal structure of crystals using diffraction of X-rays, neutrons and electrons. Crystallography is a subject with many applications in physics, chemistry and biology. It is ever present in modern life in drug development, nanotechnology, biotechnology and in the development of new materials.

year 2014 marks the centenary of the beginning of modern crystallography and its identification as the best tool for the structure determination of matter. To commemorate the outstanding achievements of crystallography and its contribution to humankind, the United Nations has designated 2014 as the International Year of Crystallography2014 (IYCr2014).

 First Day Cover with Cancellation
India Post issued a postage stamp having the denomination of Rs.20 on IYCr2014 on 30th day of January 2014 to commemorate this event and also a First Day Cover

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