On completion of this TLP you should:
- Understand the concept of a lattice plane;
- Be able to determine the Miller indices of a plane from its intercepts with the edges of the unit cell;
- Be able to visualise and draw a plane when given its Miller indices;
- Be aware of how knowledge of lattice planes and their Miller indices can help to understand other concepts in materials science.
Before you start
You should understand the concepts of a Lattice , Unit cell , Crystal axes , Crystal system and the variations, Primitive , FCC , BCC which make up the Bravais lattice .
You might also like to look at the TLP on Atomic Scale Structure of Materials.
You should understand the concepts of vectors and planes in mathematics.