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8: Brillouin Zones

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    Learning Objectives

    • Understand how to generate the reciprocal lattice from the real space lattice
    • Know how to construct Brillouin Zones in reciprocal space
    • Be familiar with the Brillouin Zones for some simple two- and three-dimensional structures

    Before you start

    Though this package is largely self-contained, some familiarity with simple crystal lattices is useful. If you want a reminder, look at the teaching and learning package on Crystallography and Miller indices and lattice planes.