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    The Basics of Crystallography and Diffraction (International Union of Crystallography Texts on Crystallography) (Paperback) By (author) Christopher Hammond

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    DescriptionThis book provides a clear introduction to topics which are essential to students in a wide range of scientific disciplines but which are otherwise only covered in specialised and mathematically detailed texts. It shows how crystal structures may be built up from simple ideas of atomic packing and co-ordination, it develops the concepts of crystal symmetry, point and space groups by way of two dimensional examples of patterns and tilings, it explains the concept of the reciprocal lattice in simple terms and shows its importance in an understanding of light, X-ray and electron diffraction. Practical examples of the applications of these techniques are described and also the importance of diffraction in the performance of optical instruments. The book is also of value to the general reader since it shows, by biographical and historical references, how the subject has developed and thereby indicates some of the excitement of scientific discovery.

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    The Basics of Crystallography and Diffraction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher Hammond
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 762 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199546459
    ISBN 10: 0199546452

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.9T
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16640
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
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    BISAC V2.8: SCI055000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: SCI013010
    BIC subject category V2: PNT
    BISAC V2.8: SCI016000
    Abridged Dewey: 548
    DC22: 548
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: QD905.2 .H355 2009
    Thema V1.0: PNT
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    217 line drawings, 55 photographs
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    01 December 2009
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    Author Information
    Christopher Hammond is a Senior Lecturer at the Institute for Materials Research, at Leeds University, UK.
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    This is a very well-established student text. Materials Characterization The Basics of Crystallography and Diffraction brings a lot of classical information together into one place, and presents it in a way acceptable to a modern audience. It is well-structured, carefully written and a pleasure to read. There should be a copy on the shelves of every crystallography laboratory. ACA RefleXions At almost 450 pages, this handsome book is ideal for any student or researcher who needs a basic understanding of crystallography and diffraction. The consistently high standard of presentation and explanation, the relatively low price (GBP30 for the paperback edition), and the fact that the book is now in its third edition tells you everything you need to know. [...] This book is recommended for students and researchers who need an introduction to crystallography that is clear, informative, easy to follow and an excellent read. Microscopy and Analysis I find it very easy to recommend this text, without any hesitation. The author's style of presentation is lucid and the book contains some excellent exercises to "stretch" the minds of students needing to acquire a facility with crystallography and diffraction. Materials Characterization The book is nicely illustrated and attractively produced. It is warmly recommended to all students and researchers in crystallography, including chemists, condensed-state physicists, materials scientists, and others who are interested in the structures of crystals and in how they are determined. Structural Chemistry
    Table of contents
    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