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Symmetry equivalent directions can be grouped and considered together in most situations and this grouping is indicated by angular brackets . For example, in the cubic example earlier, 1 1 0 represents [1 1 0], [1 0 1], [0 1 1], ¯ , ¯ , ¯ and their negatives. In the tetragonal example, 1 1 0 repre, ¯ and their negatives. The others are represented by 1 0 1 sents only [1 1 0], , (or 0 1 1 ). A related system is used for the description of lattice planes. Any plane in the lattice not passing through the origin will intercept a unit cell at discrete points or fractional intercepts along the three unit cell edges as shown in Fig.
The magnetic structure suggested by Shull et al. (1951a) is shown schematically in Fig. 8. A high-resolution low-temperature X-ray study revealed a very slight 12 Introduction to neutron powder diffraction Magnetic unit cell Chemical unit cell Mn Atoms in MnO Fig. 8 Magnetic structure for MnO proposed by Shull, Strauser, and Wollan (reproduced from Shull et al. 1951a). distortion from cubic symmetry in consequence of the magnetic ordering. Shull et al. (1951a) completed the ﬁrst experimental determination of the magnetic form factor for the Mn2+ ion as part of the same study.
Both represent ways in which crystals sometimes partition into small perfect regions bounded by very narrow boundaries where the perfect crystalline state is disturbed. Anti-phase domains are regions within an ordered solid solution or intermetallic compound where the ordering pattern is reversed compared with adjacent domains as shown in Fig. 11(c). Twins are likewise regions of relatively perfect crystal that are related to each other by a small shear displacement. Antiphase domain wall boundaries and twin boundaries have quite a different (local) structure to the rest of the crystal and as such can give diffraction effects if present at a sufﬁcient density.