Introduction to crystallography

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Oxford University Press, 1990 - Science - 101 pages
This new volume provides a clearly illustrated introduction to the basic concepts of crystallography. Readers will find a description of simple crystal structures with an explanation of how more complex structures can be considered in terms of these basic units. Simple two-dimensional patterns are used to introduce the concepts of the lattice and the motif, as well as the ideas of symmetry. Three-dimensional patterns are covered with a discussion of the 14 Bravais lattices, and the division of crystals into seven systems. The description of crystal structures in terms of Miller indices and zone axis symbols is examined, and the concept of the reciprocal lattice is explained. Useful exercises are provided at the end of every chapter, and useful geometric relationships are summarized in an appendix. Many suggestions for further reading are included.

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Crystals and crystal structures
Twodimensional patterns lattices and symmetry
Bravais lattices and crystal systems

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