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

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

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Marc De Graef, Michael E. McHenry
Cambridge University Press, 2007-08-30
EAN 9780521651516, ISBN10: 0521651514

Paperback, 876 pages, 24.8 x 24.5 x 19.4 cm

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.

'The organisation and content captivates and excites the reader throughout the book ... Readers of this book will gain a full appreciation of material structure, including metallic, ceramic, amorphous, molecular solids and nanomaterials. In addition, the learning experience of the comprehensive contents and rigourous presentation is not dull. The book includes clear illustrations for more than 100 crystal structures. Together with the writing style of the authors, the overall reading experience is enjoyable.' Journal of Materials