External Shapes of Crystals

  • André Julg
Part of the Lecture Notes in Chemistry book series (LNC, volume 9)


Undoubtedly one of the most fascinating features of crystals for the layman is the beauty and the variety of form, as well as their colors. Although the external aspect of a crystal is not independent of its structure, and is connected with the crystal system to which it belongs, the problem of the external shape is difficult to solve.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • André Julg
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  1. 1.Laboratoire de Chimie ThéoriqueUniversité de ProvenceMarseille Cedex 3France

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