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Crystallography

  1. W. B. Pearson,
  2. C. Chieh

Published Online: 15 JUL 2007

DOI: 10.1002/3527600434.eap088.pub2

Encyclopedia of Applied Physics

Encyclopedia of Applied Physics

How to Cite

Pearson, W. B. and Chieh, C. 2007. Crystallography. Encyclopedia of Applied Physics. .

Author Information

  1. University of Waterloo, Department of Chemistry, Ontario, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2007

Abstract

The article contains sections titled:

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    the Crystalline State
    • 2.1
      Unit Cells and Crystal Systems
    • 2.2
      Lattices
    • 2.3
      Point-Group Symmetry
    • 2.4
      Space Groups
    • 2.5
      Lattice Planes and Crystal Faces
    • 2.6
      The Reciprocal Lattice
  • 3
    Crystal Structure Determination
    • 3.1
      Radiations for Crystallography
      • 3.1.1
        X-Ray Emission Spectra
      • 3.1.2
        X-Ray Atomic-Scattering Factors
      • 3.1.3
        Neutron Atomic-Scattering Factors
    • 3.2
      X-Ray Crystal Structure Analysis with Single Crystals
      • 3.2.1
        The Laue Methods
      • 3.2.2
        Cylindrical-Film Methods
      • 3.2.3
        Precession Methods
      • 3.2.4
        Diffractometers
    • 3.3
      Macromolecule Crystallography
    • 3.4
      X-Ray Analysis of Polycrystalline Samples
    • 3.5
      Other Diffraction Methods
      • 3.5.1
        Neutron Diffraction
      • 3.5.2
        Electron Diffraction
  • 4
    the Results of Crystal Structure Determinations
    • 4.1
      Metals
    • 4.2
      Insulators/Semiconductors
    • 4.3
      Molecular Crystals
    • 4.4
      Assessment and Collation of Crystal Structure Data
  • 5
    Crystallography in Industry and Medicine
  • 6
    Epilogue