Introduction to Crystallography

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Oxford University Press, 1992 - Science - 132 pages
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In this newly revised and updated edition of Hammond's successful and popular text, the reader is introduced to the basic concepts of crystallography. A step-by-step approach provides a clear account of symmetry and crystal structures. The new edition features a final chapter on the geometrical construction of diffraction patterns and a helpful appendix on vectors and their use in crystallography. The book begins with a description of simple crystal lattices and then uses two-dimensional patterns to introduce the concept of symmetry. These ideas are extended to three dimensions, with a discussion of Bravais lattices, crystal systems, and crystal symmetry. Further chapters cover the description of crystal structures in terms of Miller indices and zone axis symbols; the concept of the reciprocal lattice; and diffraction. Clearly illustrated throughout, the book includes study problems, suggestions for further reading, and a range of useful appendices, and will be of interest and value to students at all levels.

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

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