Introduction to the Structure of Materials

CODE
ΣΥ0236
SEMESTER
3
HOURS per WEEK
3
ECTS CREDITS
5
INSTRUCTORS
Not offered in the academic year 2021-2022
The crystalline state. Symmetry elements. Lattices. Point groups. Space Groups. The reciprocal lattice. Binding forces and cohesive energy in crystals. Basic types of crystal structures. X-rays: Production, absorption, monochromatization. Scattering by electrons and atoms. Diffraction by crystals. Principles of crystal structure determination.
Additional suggested literature
  • S. M. Allen, E. L. Thomas. The Structure of Materials. Wiley (1998).
  • M. M. Woolfson. An Introduction to X-ray Crystallography (2nd ed.) Cambridge (1997).
  • L. V. Azaroff. Elements of X-ray Crystallography. McGraw-Hill (1968).

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