Guided Learning Unit 1 Simple ideas of crystallography


  • Introduction and synopsis GL1-2
  • PART 1: Crystal structures GL1-2
  • PART 2: Interstitial space GL1-6
  • PART 3: Describing planes GL1-8
  • PART 4: Describing directions GL1-10
  • PART 5: Ceramic crystals GL1-12
  • PART 6: Polymer crystals GL1-16

Introduction and synopsis

Though they lacked the means to prove it, the ancient Greeks suspected that solids were made of discrete atoms that were packed in a regular, orderly way to give crystals. Today, with the 21st century techniques of X-ray and electron diffraction and lattice-resolution microscopy available to us, we know that all solids ...

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