This course focuses on the fundamentals of crystallography. We will start from the indexing of directions and planes in lattices, the crystal systems, and the Bravais lattice. This course also 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.
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, interplanar distance, coordination number, packing efficiency, zone, reciprocal lattice, stenographic projection, Wulff net
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
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|
|Class 1||Lattice and crystal structure||The homework must be handed in next class.|
|Class 2||Lattice lines and planes, Miller index|
|Class 3||Directions and planes of hexagonal lattice|
|Class 4||Interplanar distance, interplanar angle, interatomic distance|
|Class 5||Coordination number, packing efficiency|
|Class 6||Zones, zone axis and the zone law|
|Class 7||Achievement evaluation and general practice (1)|
|Class 8||Crystal symmetry|
|Class 9||The stereographic projection|
|Class 10||The Wulff net|
|Class 11||Trace analysis|
|Class 12||Standard stereographic projection of cubic crystals|
|Class 13||Application of stereographic projection (1)|
|Class 14||Application of stereographic projection (2)|
|Class 15||Achievement evaluation and general practice (2)|
Course materials are provided during class.
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,.
Students’ course scores are based on exercise problems (20%) and midterm exams (30%) and final exams (50%).