Reciprocal Space
AimsBefore you startIntroductionReciprocal spaceMathematical representation of reciprocal latticeEwald sphereApplications of reciprocal spaceSummaryQuestionsGoing furtherTLP creditsTLP contentsShow all contentViewing and downloading resourcesAbout the TLPsTerms of useFeedbackCredits Print this page

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# Summary

Following completion of this TLP you should understand what a reciprocal lattice is, and how it is constructed. You should understand that the Ewald sphere is a geometric tool to find reflections and angles that satisfy the Bragg equation. Thus it is used to set up diffraction experiments and interpret the data. The package has also shown how reciprocal vectors are important in understanding periodic structures and diffraction, which have a reciprocal nature.