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


Before you start

In this package, we use the Miller three-index notation to describe lattice planes and directions. (For simplicity, we have avoided the use of the Miller-Bravais four-index notation for the description of hexagonal crystal systems).

It is assumed that you are familiar with the concept of dislocations, including their structure and movement. It might be useful to look at the Introduction to dislocations teaching and learning package.

It would be useful to be familiar with some basic crystal structures and crystallography.