Crystal Geometry. I
Crystallography grew up as a branch of mineralogy, and involved mainly the recognition, description, and classification of naturally occurring crystal species. X-ray crystallography is a relatively new discipline, dating from the discovery in 1912 of the diffraction of x-rays by crystals. That year marked the beginning of the experimental determination of crystal structures. Figure 1.1 illustrates the structure of sodium chloride, which was among the first crystals to be studied by x-ray techniques.
KeywordsQuartz Zircon Hexad Iodine Sodium Chloride
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