Application of the Genetic Algorithm to

A Simplified Form of the Phase Problem

B. Lovell, and M. Zwick

System Science PhD Program, Portland State University,
Portland, Oregon 97207

      Cybernetics and Systems Research 1992, 261-268


The Genetic Algorithm, a technique for global optimization which simulates evolutionary adaptation, is applied to a simplified form of the "phase problem" in theoretical crystallography. Results are compared with those of a problem-specific algorithm.

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