## Basic Elements of Crystallography"An excellent primer on crystallography - a discipline necessary for everyone concerned with the solid state, overarching the fields of materials science, metallurgy, condensed matter physics, micro- and nano-technology. Abundant and clear drawings allow the authors to introduce the concepts of crystal structures and lattices in a very easy way, starting from one dimensional cases and proceeding to all 14 Bravais lattices. The book expounds on the close packed monoatomic structures as well as several important binary compounds. The ideas of the reciprocal lattice are explained in a straightforward manner. The strengths of this book are the excellent images and a large number of tabulated lattice parameters. This textbook is definitely a good starting point for learning crystallography or teaching introductory courses. I would certainly recommend this to my students, while professionals may also enjoy reading it." Boris I. Yakobson Rice University, USA -- |

### What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

I think this is an useful book for the beginners and they can be highly benefited by this one. Thanx to the authors.

### Contents

I CRYSTAL STRUCTURE | 1 |

II THREEDIMENSIONAL CRYSTAL LATTICE | 17 |

III CRYSTAL STRUCTURES OF ELEMENTS | 67 |

IV CRYSTAL STRUCTURES OF IMPORTANT BINARY COMPOUNDS | 107 |

V RECIPROCAL LATTICE | 153 |

VI DIRECT AND RECIPROCAL LATTICES | 169 |

185 | |

187 | |

### Other editions - View all

Basic Elements of Crystallography, Second Edition Nevill Gonzalez Szwacki,Teresa Szwacka No preview available - 2015 |

### Common terms and phrases

anions basis vectors belonging binary compounds body centered body diagonals Bravais lattice C-face cation close-packed structures conventional cell conventional unit cell coordination number covalent crystal structure crystal systems CsCl cube cubic cell cubic unit cell dhcp diamond structure direct lattice face centered fcc lattice fcc structure Figure filling factor geometric centers hexagonal prism hexagonal unit cell ionic ions lattice constants lattice parameters lattice planes lattice points layer Miller indices monoclinic monoclinic lattice NaCl structure NiAs NiAs NiAs structure NNNs normal conditions obtained under normal orthogonal point symmetry primitive cell primitive translation vectors primitive unit cell radii radius ratio reciprocal lattice rhombohedral unit cell rotation axes rotation points sc lattice shown in Fig substructure symmetry axis Table tetrahedral interstices threefold TiAs triclinic trigonal trigonal lattice triple hexagonal two-dimensional vectors 1a vertices volume Wigner-Seitz cell wurtzite structure zinc blende zinc blende structure