10 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: MAT1610


Aims/Description: This module introduces the crystallography of solids: Particular emphasis is on advanced symmetry elements, point groups and space groups. Crystallographical classifications and their relations to physical properties are discussed. This is then related to principles, the practice and application of X-ray crystallography, particularly powder diffraction techniques. A brief introduction to crystallography of 2D materials and interfaces between materials is also provided.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

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