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Published: 11 June 2015

544 Pages | 303 illustrations


ISBN: 9780198738688

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The Basics of Crystallography and Diffraction

Fourth Edition

Christopher Hammond

International Union of Crystallography Texts on Crystallography

  • Covers the basics of crystallography and diffraction at an introductory level appropriate to the needs of students
  • Makes difficult and abstruse topics 'crystal clear'
  • Makes use of familiar and everyday examples in the explanations of symmetry and diffraction
  • Describes X-ray and electron diffraction techniques and their applications in simple terms
  • Emphasises the 'human element' in the development of the subject by way of historial and biographical notes

New to this Edition:

  • Revised throughout
  • Includes new sections on Fourier analysis, Patterson maps, direct methods, charge flipping
  • New chapter on the description of physical properties of crystals by tensors (Chapter 14)
  • New Appendix on group theory in crystallography

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