Crystallography: An Introduction

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Springer Science & Business Media, Aug 31, 2011 - Science - 355 pages
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As a self-study guide, course primer or teaching aid, Borchardt-Ott's Crystallography is the perfect textbook for students and teachers alike. In fact, it can be used by crystallographers, chemists, mineralogists, geologists and physicists. Based on the author's more than 25 years of teaching experience, the book has numerous line drawings designed especially for the text and a large number of exercises - with solutions - at the end of each chapter. This 3rd edition is the translation of the seventh German edition with new chapters focused on crystal chemistry and x-ray diffraction methods.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
2
2 The Crystalline State
3
3 The Lattice and Its Properties
9
4 Crystal Structure
23
5 Morphology
29
6 Principles of Symmetry
60
7 The 14 Bravais Lattices
75
8 The Seven Crystal Systems
119
11 Symmetry Groups
222
12 Fundamentals of Crystal Chemistry
245
13 Studies of Crystals by XRay Diffraction
277
14 Crystal Defects
293
15 Appendix
301
16 Solutions to the Exercises
321
Literature References
346
Index
349

9 Point Groups
123
10 Space Groups
189

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About the author (2011)

Walter Borchardt-Ott was born in 1933 in Tempelburg (Pommern). He studied Mineralogy at Greifswald University and later at the Humboldt University, Berlin, placing a special emphasis on crystallography. He received his doctorate from Münster University, where he was engaged as a long term lecturer and tutor in crystallography and petrography. Throughout his long career he has published numerous scientific works in the fields of crystal growth and the morphology of crystals. He retired in 1998, but still retains an active interest in the world of crystallography.

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