By R.A. Palmer
X-ray crystallography offers us with the main exact photograph we will be able to get of atomic and molecular buildings in crystals. It offers a difficult bedrock of structural leads to chemistry and in mineralogy. In biology, the place the constructions usually are not absolutely crystalline, it will probably nonetheless supply priceless effects and, certainly, the influence right here has been innovative. it's nonetheless an enormous box for younger employees, and doubtless will supply but extra amazing improve ments of an important personality. It does, even though, require quite a lot of highbrow software, and a substantial skill in lots of fields. This booklet will supply a lot support. it's a very basic and thorough consultant to each element of the topic. The authors are skilled either as learn employees themselves and as academics of status, and this can be proven of their readability of exposition. there are many iliustrations and labored examples to assist the coed to acquire a true take hold of of the topic.
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25). It is not necessary to write the indices for both poles at the same point on the stereogram. 24. Wulff net. that the open circIe is, in general, hkl. 19 again, but with the Miller indices inserted for direct comparison with its stereogram. We shall not be concerned here with any further development of the stereogram. * The angular truth of the stereographic projection makes it very suitable for representing not only interfacial angles, but also symmetry directions, point groups, and bond directions in molecules and ions.
The pole of face r /'-. lies at the intersection of two zone circles, e, r, c, ... and /, r, d, .. ; if dc and /'.. b/, for example, are known, r can be located. Interfacial angles may be measured on a stereogram by aligning a Wulff net in the manner described, rotating it until the poles in question lie on the same great circle, and then reading directly the angle. 22) may now be indexed. 25). It is not necessary to write the indices for both poles at the same point on the stereogram. 24. Wulff net.
Crystal. It is necessary to be able to represent a crystal by means of a two-dimensional drawing, while preserving certain essential properties. For a study of crystal morphology, the interfacial angles, which are a fundamental feature of crystals, must be maintained in plane projection, and the stereographie projection is useful for this purpose. Furthermore, with imperfectly formed crystals, the true symmetry may not be apparent by inspection. In favorable cases, the symmetry may be completely revealed by a stereographie projection of the crystal.