Since the first edition of this book, understanding of crystal defects such as dislocations, stacking faults, twin, grain and interphase boundaries and their effect on the mechanical and electrical properties of materials has grown enormously, and this has been accompanied by a total change in style of the way in which both research and teaching are carried out through the use of the fast digital computer. This new edition takes account of this change and a number of new topics are included, for example piezoelectricity, liquid crystals, nanocrystalline concepts, incommensurate materials and the structure of foamed and amorphous materials. The topic of quasicrystalline materials has been completely rewritten, and the data tables and references have been fully updated.
Reinforcing its unrivalled position as the core text for teaching crystallography and crystal defects, each chapter includes problem sets with brief numerical solutions at the end of the book. Detailed worked solutions, supplementary lecture material and computer programs for crystallographic calculations are provided online.”
Keywords: Crystallography, lattice geometry, Point defects, deformation twinning, martensitic transformations, interfaces in crystals, crystal interfaces, crystal structures, crystal systems, elasticity in crystals, plasticity in crystals, crystalline materials, quasicrystals, materials science, metallurgy