Dissemination of IT for the Promotion of Materials Science (DoITPoMS)


Going further


  • A. Putnis, Introduction to Mineral Sciences, CUP, 1992 (specifically Chapter 2, "Anisotropy and physical properties").
  • R.E. Newnham, Structure-Property Relations Relations (Crystal chemistry of non-metallic materials), Springer-Verlag, 1975
  • D.R. Lovett, Tensor Properties of Crystals, IOP, 1999
  • P.J. Collings and M. Hird, Introduction to Liquid Crystals: Chemistry and Physics, Taylor & Francis, 1997

More advanced and detailed books:

  • C. Kittel, Introduction to Solid State Physics, 7th Edition 1995
  • J.F. Nye, Physical Properties of Crystals: Their Representation by Tensors and Matrices, Oxford, 2nd Edition 1985
  • E. Hecht, Optics, Addison-Wesley, 4th Edition 2001


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