## Introduction to crystallographyThis 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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### Contents

Crystals and crystal structures | 1 |

Twodimensional patterns lattices and symmetry | 21 |

Bravais lattices and crystal systems | 33 |

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angle atoms or ions axes of symmetry bcc structure Bragg Bravais lattices cell edge lengths centre of symmetry cep structure Chapter close-packed close-packed layers closest-packed planes co-ordinates concept corner crystal structures crystal systems Crystallography cube cubic crystals cubic F lattices described diad Ewald example face-centred family of planes geometrical glide lines hexad hexagonal lattice hexagonal layers identical indices and zone intercepts intersection interstices interstitial sites inversion axes inversion tetrad lattice planes lattice points Laue layers of atoms matrix microscope Miller indices mirror planes models molecules monoclinic motif octahedral octahedron orthorhombic parallel perpendicular point group symbol point group symmetry primitive ratio reciprocal lattice points reciprocal lattice vectors rectangular rhombohedral rhombohedral lattice rotation Section shown in Figure shows simple hexagonal space groups stacking sequence symmetry elements tetragonal tetrahedral tetrahedron three dimensions triad trigonal two-dimensional patterns unit cell unit cell vectors X-ray diffraction z-axis zone axis symbols