1. Crystals and crystal structure ; 2. Two-dimensional patterns, lattices, and symmetry ; 3. Bravais lattices and crystal systems ; 4. Crystal symmetry, point groups, and crystal structures: the external symmetry of crystals ; 5. Describing lattice planes and directions in crystals: Miller indices and zone axis symbols ; 6. The reciprocal lattice ; 7. The diffraction of light ; 8. X-ray diffraction: The contributions of M. von Laue, W.H. and W.L. Bragg, and P.P. Ewald ; 9. The diffraction of X-rays and electrons ; 10. X-rays and electron diffraction of polycrystalline materials ; Appendix 1. Useful components for a crystallography model-building kit and suppliers ; Appendix 2. Computer programs in crystallography ; Appendix 3. Biographical notes on crystallographers and scientists mentioned in the text ; Appendix 4. Some useful crystallographic relationships ; Appendix 5. A simple introduction to vectors and complex numbers and their uses in crystallography ; Appendxix 6. Systematic absences (extinctions) in X-ray diffraction and double diffraction in electron diffraction patterns ; Answers to exercises ; Further reading ; Index
Christopher Hammond is a Senior Lecturer at the Institute for Materials Research, at Leeds University, UK.
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