Structure of Materials: An Introduction to Crystallography, Diffraction and Symmetry / Edition 2

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This highly readable, popular textbook for upper undergraduates and graduates comprehensively covers the fundamentals of crystallography and symmetry, applying these concepts to a large range of materials. New to this edition are more streamlined coverage of crystallography, additional coverage of magnetic point group symmetry and updated material on extraterrestrial minerals and rocks. New exercises at the end of chapters, plus over 500 additional exercises available online, allow students to check their understanding of key concepts and put into practice what they have learnt. Over 400 illustrations within the text help students visualise crystal structures and more abstract mathematical objects, supporting more difficult topics like point group symmetries. Historical and biographical sections add colour and interest by giving an insight into those who have contributed significantly to the field. Supplementary online material includes password-protected solutions, over 100 crystal structure data files, and Powerpoints of figures from the book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781107005877
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/8/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 776
  • Sales rank: 1,313,507
  • Product dimensions: 7.60 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Marc De Graef is a Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA, where he is also Co-director of the J. Earle and Mary Roberts Materials Characterization Laboratory. He received his Ph.D. in Physics in 1989 from the Catholic University of Leuven. An accomplished writer in the field, he is on the Board of Directors for the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS).

Michael E. McHenry is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, with an appointment in Physics, at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering in 1988 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, before which he spent three years working in industry as a process engineer. Also an accomplished writer, he is Publication Chair for the Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (MMM) Conference.

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Table of Contents

1. Materials and materials properties; 2. The periodic table and bonds; 3. What is a crystal structure?; 4. Crystallographic computations; 5. Lattice planes; 6. Reciprocal space; 7. Additional crystallographic computations; 8. Symmetry in crystallography; 9. Point groups; 10. Plane groups and space groups; 11. X-ray diffraction: geometry; 12. X-ray diffraction: intensities; 13. Other diffraction techniques; 14. About crystal structures and diffraction patterns; 15. Non-crystallographic point groups; 16. Periodic and aperiodic things; 17. Metallic structures I; 18. Metallic structures II; 19. Metallic structures III: quasicrystals; 20. Metallic structures IV: amorphous metals; 21. Ceramic structures I; 22. Ceramic structures II: high temperature superconductors; 23. Ceramic structures III: terrestrial and extraterrestrial minerals; 24. Molecular solids and biological materials.
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