Interactive Resource icon  Atomic Structure and Microstructure of Materials: Crystallography

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Description: This set of animations covers the fundamentals of crystallography. Crystalline materials are characterised by a regular atomic structure that repeats itself in all three dimensions. In other words the structure displays translational symmetry. From TLP: Crystallography
Keywords: lattice • unit cell • motif • crystal system • Bravais lattice • point group • close-packing • close-packed • symmetry • packing efficiency • primitive • face-centred • body-centred • fcc • ccp • hcp • bcc • cubic • tetragonal • orthorhombic • hexagonal • trigonal • rhomobohedral • triclinic • monoclinic • mirror plane • rotation axis • tetrad • hexad • triad • diad • centre of symmetry • inversion axis
Categories: Science approaches > Structure, bonding & defects > Crystal structure
Science approaches > Structure, bonding & defects > Crystallography
Testing, analysis & experimentation
Created by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
James Hickey, University of Cambridge
Andrew Gibbons, University of Cambridge
Richard Harrison, University of Cambridge
Zoe Barber, University of Cambridge
Published by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
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Date created: 15 September 2008
Date added: 19 April 2012
Resource ID: 3776