The Basics of Crystallography and Diffraction: Fourth Edition by Christopher Hammond

The Basics of Crystallography and Diffraction: Fourth Edition

byChristopher Hammond

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This book provides a clear and very broadly based introduction to crystallography, light, X-ray and electron diffraction - a knowledge which is essential to students in a wide range of scientific disciplines but which is otherwise generally covered in subject-specific and more mathematicallydetailed texts. The text is also designed to appeal to the more general reader since it 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 quasiperiodic structures are also included. The reciprocal lattice and its importance in understanding the geometry of light, X-ray and electron diffraction patterns is explained in simple terms, leading to Fourier analysis in diffraction, crystal structure determination, imageformation and the diffraction-limited resolution in these techniques. Practical X-ray and electron diffraction techniques and their applications are described. A recurring theme is the common principles: the techniques are not treated in isolation.The fourth edition has been revised throughout, and includes new sections on Fourier analysis, Patterson maps, direct methods, charge flipping, group theory in crystallography, and a new chapter on the description of physical properties of crystals by tensors (Chapter 14).

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Christopher Hammond was educated at The Gateway School, Leciester, The University of Cambridge (BA, 1964) and The University of Leeds (Ph.D, 1968). From 1968 to 2005 he was Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer, in the Department of Metallurgy (later the Insitute for Materials Research) and carried out research on titanium alloys. He is a Fel...
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Title:The Basics of Crystallography and Diffraction: Fourth EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.12 inPublished:July 11, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198738684

ISBN - 13:9780198738688

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Table of Contents

1. Crystals and crystal structures2. Two-dimensional patterns, lattices and symmetry3. Bravais lattices and crystal systems4. Crystal symmetry: point groups, space groups, symmetry-related properties and quasiperiodic crystals5. Describing lattice planes and directions in crystals: Miller indices and zone axis symbols6. The recirocal lattice7. The diffraction of light8. X-ray diffraction: the contribution of Max von Laue, W.H. and W.L. Bragg and P.P Ewald9. The diffraction of X-rays10. X-ray diffraction of polycrystalline materials11. Electron diffraction and its applications12. The stereographic projection and its uses13. Fourier analysis in diffraction and image formation14. The physical properties of crystals and their description by tensors

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"Throughout, this book is well written and thoughtfully illustrated. It provides an excellent grounding in crystallography. It may be the only book that bewildered non-crystallographers need." --Microscopy and Imaging News