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Introduction to Crystallography


About This Course

The teaching materials associated with this course, including full text, video, slides and many other resources, can be downloaded freely.

The aim of this introductory course on crystallography is to take the students from an elementary understanding of crystals, to a stage where they become confident about single and polycrystals, the crystallography of phase transformations, characterisation methods, and structure-property relationships.


Basic crystallography including Miller indices, Bravais lattices, crystal structure, elements of diffraction, defect structures, elementary mathematics.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to buy a textbook?

No, all necessary materials are freely available.

If you really want a book, "Geometry of Crystals, Polycrystals and Phase Transformations", by H. K. D. H. Bhadeshia, published 2017, is appropriate.