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The Basics of Crystallography and Diffraction

Christopher Hammond


This book provides an introduction to crystallography, light, X-ray, and electron diffraction. The book also shows, by historical and biographical references, how the subject has developed from the work and insights of successive generations of crystallographers and scientists. The book shows how an understanding of crystal structures, both inorganic and organic may be built up from simple ideas of atomic and molecular packing. Beginning with (two-dimensional) examples of patterns and tilings, the concepts of lattices, symmetry point, and space groups are developed. ‘Penrose’ tilings and quasi ... More

Keywords: crystallography, diffraction, light, x-rays, electrons, space groups, Fourier analysis, crystal structures

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198738671
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738671.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Hammond, author
University of Leeds, Institute for Materials Research

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