Mathematical Techniques in Crystallography and Materials by Edward Prince

By Edward Prince

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Based Prince’s a long time of functional adventure, it may be prompt as an creation for newcomers in crystallography, as a refresher and convenient advisor for crystallographers engaged on particular difficulties, and as a reference for others looking a dictionary of uncomplicated mathematical and crystallographic phrases.

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Let us designate by n l , n2 , n3, and n 4 the number of times the irreducible representations A, B I' B 2 , and B 3 each contribute to the representation. Since the trace of each matrix is the sum of the traces of the submatrices along the main diagonal, we can write the four equations for which the solution is n l = 0, n2 = n3 = n4 = 1. Thus the representation contains B 1 , B 2 , and B3 once each, and does not contain A at all. Similarly, we can determine that the representation 2/ m contains Au once and Bu twice, whereas mm2 contains A I' B I' and B2 once each.

The integers 11, k, and I are the Miller indices defining the plane. ) The lattice spacing, d, is the distance, along a line passing through the origin and perpendicular to this first plane, from the origin to the point of intersection with the plane. The magnitude of d can be expressed in terms of lal, Ibl, and lei, but the expressions, except in the cases of highly symmetric lattices, are very complex. They can be made much simpler if they are expressed in terms of the reciprocal lattice, which is defined by The Reciprocal Lattice 53 three new, noncoplanar vectors, a*, b*, and c*, such that a* = (b X c)IV, b*=(cxa)IV, and c* = (a X b) I V, where V = a .

We shall therefore give a summary of this information and an explanation of how it may be interpreted. The notations for labeling the space groups, both those of Sch6nflies and of Hermann and Mauguin, are based on extensions of point-group notation to include screw axes, glide planes, and lattice translations. The Sch6nflies notation is formed by attaching to the point-group symbol a superscript indicating the order in which he derived the space groups associated with each point group. Since no one can reproduce the historical order of Sch6nflies' reasoning process, it is impossible to determine which space group attaches to which symbol without reference to the International Tables or an equivalent list.

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