Organized by the Bulgarian Crystallographic Society,
Institute of Optical Materials and Technologies (IOMT) “Academician Jordan Malinovski”  and the IUCr Commission on Mathematical and Theoretical Crystallography

International Autumn School on Fundamental and Electron Crystallography (IASFEC)
8-13  October 2017 ,  Sofia, Bulgaria


Lectures and exercises in advance

Professor Joke  Haderman

Professor Mois Aroyo

Professor Massimo Nespolo

Didactic material

See also:

Didactic material for the MaThCryst schools

Since its beginning, the IUCr MaThCryst commission has organized a series of schools on Crystallography. In this page we collect some didactic material that is used frequently in our schools. Other material specific to some schools is available in the corresponding school page (see our meeting page to find a complete list of our schools).



Introduction to group theory: symmetry, symmetry groups, point groups, lattices, unit cells, lattices planes, Miller indices, forms, zones, zone axes, stereographic projections, metric tensor and crystallographic calculations, subgroups, group – subgroup relations, change of basis from group to subgroup,symmetry operations with a glide component, effect of screw axes, Gjonnes-Moodie lines;

Integral, zonal and serial diffraction conditions, indexing of ED patterns, calculation and simulation of SAED pattern for a given compound, reconstruction of the unit cell from SAED along different zone axes, analysis of CBED pattern, differences between the symmetry information from SAED and CBED, determination of point groups and space group from ED patterns, domains, effect of twinning, twin index, unit cell of the twin lattice, determination of space groups from ED patterns;



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Organised by the Bulgarian Crystallographic Association, the IUCr Commission on Mathematical and Theoretical Crystallography and sponsored by the "International Union of Crystallography" and the European Crystallographic Association