Synopses & Reviews
Blending rigorous presentation with ease of reading, this self-contained textbook covers the fundamentals of crystallography, symmetry and diffraction to several classes of materials. The first half of the book is a systematic treatment of the basics of crystallography, discussing bonding, crystal systems, symmetry, point groups and concepts of diffraction. The latter half is more advanced in scope, applying structural determination methods to the study of a broad range of materials, including metallic, ceramic, covalent, amorphous, molecular solids and nanomaterials. Throughout the text, mathematical theory and abstraction is complemented by a highly visual approach, allowing the reader to fully comprehend crystal structure. With over 430 illustrations, 400 homework problems and crystal structure files, this is suitable for advanced undergraduate or graduate courses on crystallography within materials science and engineering. Additional resources for this title including solutions for instructors, data files for crystal structures, and appendices, are available at www.cambridge.org/9780521651516.
Highly illustrated, self-contained textbook covering the fundamentals of crystallography, symmetry and diffraction, providing a full appreciation of material structure for advanced undergraduate or graduate courses within materials science and engineering. Includes over 430 illustrations and 400 homework problems. Solutions, data files for crystal structures, and appendices, available from www.cambridge.org/9780521651516.
This highly illustrated, self-contained textbook covers the fundamentals of crystallography, symmetry and diffraction. Emphasis is on combining visual illustrations of crystal structures with the mathematical theory of crystallography. Geometric principles and computational techniques provide a full appreciation of material structure, including metallic, ceramic, amorphous, molecular solids and nanomaterials. With over 430 illustrations and 400 homework problems, this is suitable for advanced undergraduate or graduate courses within materials science and engineering. Additional resources, including solutions for instructors, data files for crystal structures, and appendices, are available online at www.cambridge.org/9780521651516.
About the Author
Marc De Graef is a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the 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 PhD 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 the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg, USA. He reveived his PhD in Material Science and Engineering in 1988 from MIT, 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.
Table of Contents
Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Materials and material 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 tilings; 17. Metallic and covalent structures I; 18. Metallic crystal structures II; 19. Metal crystal structures III - RT systems; 20. Metal structures IV - quasicrystals; 21. Metal structures V - amorphous metals; 22. Ceramic structures I; 23. Ceramic structures II - high temperature superconductors; 24. Ceramic crystal structures III - silicates and aluminates; 25. Molecular solids; Bibliography; Index.