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Going further


  • C. Hammond, The Basics of Crystallography and Diffraction, 2nd edition, OUP, 2001
  • B. D. Cullity and S. R. Stock, Elements of X-ray Diffraction, 3rd edition, Prentice Hall, 2001


  • MATTER has a package about diffraction
  • Reciprocal Lattice TLP on using reciprocal space to understand diffraction patterns.
  • A detailed interactive tutorial about diffraction. Created by the Universities of Würzburg and Munich.
  • International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) The ultimate reference for crystallography. Also has links to many other crystallographic websites.
  • CCP14. This site primarily hosts crystallographic software but also has links to web based teaching resources
  • Advanced Certificate in Powder Diffraction on the Web.
  • Interactive course on crystallography. Created at EPFL, Switzerland. This course introduces the basic concepts of crystallography and is freely available on the web for everyone. The symmetry of crystalline material and the properties of diffraction are presented by means of interactive applets. The description of structures is greatly facilitated by the combination of drawing tools and easy access to databases.

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