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15: Crystallography

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    Learning Objectives

    On completion of this TLP you should:

    • Have an understanding of the basic concepts of crystallography, i.e. lattices, motifs, symmetry elements etc.
    • Be able to identify lattices and symmetry elements within those lattices.
    • Know about the different types of unit cell.
    • Understand the idea of close-packing and packing efficiency.
    • Be familiar with the different crystal systems and Bravais lattices.

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