Structure and Chemistry of Crystalline Solids

  • Bodie E. Douglas
  • Shih-Ming Ho

About this book


Crystallographers have an elegant system using definitive notation for describing crystal structures, but it does not serve as well the needs of many others working with crystalline solids. Most chemists, metallurgists, mineralogists, geologists and materials scientists need a simple system and notation for describing crystal structures. Structure and Chemistry of Crystalline Solids presents a widely applicable system with simple notation giving important information about the structure and the chemical environment of ions or molecules. It is easily understood and used by those concerned with applications dependent on structure-properties relationships. Early chapters provide an introduction to crystal structures and symmetry for readers with a variety of backgrounds.
Insight into crystal structures, including some complex silicates, is aided by the use of the CrystalMaker computer program. The bundled CD-ROM, which uses CrystalMaker for instruction and demos on both Windows and Macintosh platforms, allows the user to manipulate the structures.
Key Features:
Understandable by anyone concerned with crystals or solid state properties dependent on structure
Presents a general system using simple notation to reveal similarities and differences among crystal structures
Depicts more than 300 selected and prepared figures illustrating structures found in thousands of compounds
Includes a CD-ROM with CrystalMakerTM data files to allow the reader to view and manipulate the structures on both Windows and Macintosh platforms.


Point group chemistry crystal crystallography metal

Authors and affiliations

  • Bodie E. Douglas
    • 1
  • Shih-Ming Ho
    • 1
  1. 1.University of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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