Lecture 16: Characterization of Atomic Structure: The Generation of X-rays and Moseley's Law

author: Donald R. Sadoway, Center for Future Civic Media, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
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"Let's see. A couple of announcements. Tomorrow there will be quiz six based on homework six just on the crystallography. There is a little bit at the end of homework six on x-rays. And we will just start to talk about x-rays today, so I think that we will leave that out.

It will just be based on crystallography. And I have asked the recitation instructors to administer the test at the end of the period so you can have some chance to ask questions. Last day we talked about crystallography.

We were introduced to the seven crystal systems and the 14 Bravais lattices which are shown up on the slide taken from the lecture notes. And we saw that if we wanted to describe the arrangement of atoms in a crystal, we could do so by combining the notion of the Bravais lattice of which there are 14 distinct types with a basis..."

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Comment1 dilaver, July 12, 2009 at 5:31 p.m.:

i hav a elements,carbon crystals,it's very smal,very strong
iwont,a master.Info on the elemets...?

Comment2 Wojciech Lukasik, August 19, 2009 at 11:55 a.m.:

For years I have thought of listening lectures on crystals in my home. This time also an outstanding lecturer presents the problem.

Comment3 Fred. Vellieux, November 14, 2009 at 6:50 a.m.:

A fantastic lecture (I'm a macromolecular crystallographer myself)

Comment4 Mark Ladd, November 16, 2009 at 1:37 p.m.:

Not bad! For further detailed information, try "Structure Determination by X-Ray Crystallography" by Mark Ladd & Rex Palmer, 4th Edition, Springer 2003. (5th Edition in preparation.)

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