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Axial Ratios, Parameters, Miller Indices
This site is a lecture about crystal structure from Dr. Stephen Nelson at Tulane University. Topics include axial ratios, intercepts of crystal faces (Weiss Parameters), determination of the Miller Index of a crystal, the modified notation of hexagonal systems, which is referred to as Miller-Bravais Indices, and using the Miller Index notation to designate crystal forms. Tables and illustrations accompany the text.
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  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
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    • Illustration - scientific
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Copyright 2001 Tulane University New Orleans, LA 70118
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-736
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Author: Dr Stephen A. Nelson
Tulane University