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Prof P A Midgley

The aim of this course on crystallography is to take students from an elementary understanding of crystals, to a stage where they become confident about single and polycrystals, the crystallography of phase transformations, characterisation methods, and structure-property relationships.

This kind of knowledge is essential in all topics in science where the relationship between structure and properties is used to design and engineer advanced materials.

This lecture course will cover:

  • Introduction and point groups
  • Stereographic projections
  • Stereograms for low symmetry systems
  • Space groups
  • The reciprocal lattice and diffraction
  • Deformation and texture
  • Interfaces, orientation relationships
  • Crystallography of martensitic transformations