The Basics of Crystallography and Diffraction: Third Edition (International Union of Crystallography Texts on Crystallography)
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Christopher Hammond is a Senior Lecturer at the Institute for Materials Research, at Leeds University, UK.
Practical examples of the applications of these techniques are described and also the importance of diffraction in the performance of optical instruments. The book is also of value to the general reader since it shows, by biographical and historical references, how the subject has developed and thereby indicates some of the excitement of scientific discovery.. This book provides a clear introduction to topics which are essential to students in a wide range of scientific disciplines but which are otherwise only covered in specialised and mathematically detailed texts. It shows how crystal structures may be built up from simple ideas of atomic packing and co-ordination, it develops the concepts of crystal symmetry, point and space groups by way of two dimensional examples of patterns and tilings, it explains the concept of the reciprocal lattice in simple terms and shows its importance in an understanding of light, X-ray and electron diffraction
Dichotomy between author and students MatSciJH I used this text for a course on material structures in which we covered most of this book for about half the semester and then moved onto topics such as polymer structure, liquid crystals, and basic quantum mechanics behind orbitals and the formation of atomic bonds. I must say the most painful parts of the course were those covered in this book. We used another text created by the . Not bad Chris Joslin This book represents a fair introduction to the world of crystallography and crystal structure determination. The chapters on structure determination are the best, although some of the more advanced material, e.g. EBSD, is lightly sketched, and should perhaps have been omitted.The early chapters are somewhat more problematic: much is stated about crystal structures without justificat. basic crystallography An excellent basic textook on crystallography, which is a absolutely necessary discipline for everybody concerned with the solid state and encompassing disciplines such as materials science, metallurgy, solid state physics, inorganic and organic chemistry, macromolecular biochemistry, mineralogy and petrology, etc. The textbook represents a solid introduction to the field and a nice
It provides an excellent grounding in crystallgraphy. I thoroughly recommend Hammond's book as an enjoyable way of re-visiting old haunts." --J.E.Chisholm, Mineralogical Magazine"The fundamentals of crystallography and diffraction are set out in a convincing way in this book. The author has succeeded in explaining the two fields in a very communicative and relatively condensed way." --Journal Solid State Electrochemistry"Throughout, this book is well written and thoughtfully illustrated. Review from previous edition: "This is a timely, well-constructed book which should be seriously considered by every teacher of crystallography and can be recommended to anyone who wants to get to grips with crystallography and diffraction." --Journal of Microscopy"The book is aimed at students in all the disciplines which use crystallographic methods. It may be the only book that bewildered non-crystallogra