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260208 VO Advanced Module Condensed Matter Physics (2008S)

Introduction to crystallography for physicists

2.50 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik

Vorbesprechung 6.3.2008 11:00 Uhr pünktl.,
SR Materialphysik, Strudlhofgasse 4, 3.Stk. 1090 Wien.

Erstmals in der Woche v. 10.-17.3.2008, nach Übereinkunft.


Language: German



Currently no class schedule is known.


Aims, contents and method of the course

The lecture will present a systematic introduction into the fundamental concepts of tree-dimensional crystallography, starting from elementary concepts of algebra, number theory and group theory. The following topics will be covered: Lattice theory and modules on the ring Z, reduction theory, reciprocal lattice and Miller indices, symmetries, stereographic projection, point groups, Laue groups and space groups. At the end of the lecture course modern extensions of classical crystallography (quasicrystals, cryptosymmetries and crystallography in higher dimensions) will briefly be introduced. The lecture is intended to supplement the basic solid state physics course, where crystallogrphy can be treated only very briefly.
It is supposed that the participants have some basic knowledge of linear algebra. Other mathemathical concepts (e.g. group theory) will be introduced within the lecture.

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Understanding of basic concepts of crystallography, in particular related to applications in solid state and materials physics.

Examination topics

Corresponding to the type of the course.

Reading list

Wird bei der Vorbesprechung vereinbart.

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