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20: Reciprocal Space

  • Page ID
    8303
  • Learning Objectives

    On completion of this TLP you should:

    • understand what a reciprocal lattice is
    • understand the construction of a reciprocal lattice from a known real lattice
    • understand the importance of reciprocal space in planning experiments and interpreting diffraction data

    Before you start

    To understand the application to diffraction you will find it helpful to complete the TLPs on Crystallography and X-ray techniques first.

    To understand the construction and results of the reciprocal lattice you will need to first understand conventional unit cells.

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