2017 Fundamentals of Crystallography in Metallurgical Engineering B

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Metallurgical Engineering
Fujii Toshiyuki 
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Course description and aims

This course covers the principles and applications of stereographic projections and their application to the cubic system.
Through lectures and exercise problems, the course enables students to understand the basic concepts of crystallography.

Student learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Understand the concept of lattice and the general rules of lattice directions and planes.
2) Acquire the ability to handle stereographic projections of the cubic system.


lattice, crystal structure, crystal systems, Miller index, zone, stenographic projection, Wulff net

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Attendance is taken in every class.
Towards the end of class, students are given exercise problems related to what is taught on that day to solve.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 The stereographic projection The homework must be handed in next class.
Class 2 The Wulff net
Class 3 Trace analysis
Class 4 Standard stereographic projection of cubic crystals (1)
Class 5 Standard stereographic projection of cubic crystals (2)
Class 6 Application of stereographic projection (1)
Class 7 Application of stereographic projection (2)
Class 8 Achievement evaluation and general practice


Course materials are provided during class.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

C. S. Barrett,"Structure of Metals, 2nd edition", McGraw-Hill.
A. Kelly, G. W. Groves and P. Kidd,"Crystallography and Crystal Defects, Revised Edition", John Wiley & Sons, Ltd,.

Assessment criteria and methods

Students' course scores are based on exercise problems (20%) and midterm exams (30%) and final exams (50%).

Related courses

  • MAT.M401 : Applied Diffraction Crystallography in Metals and Alloys
  • MAT.M303 : Lattice Defects and Dislocation

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

This class is designed for students who have not taken "Fundamental Crystallography B".

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