Introduction to Structure of Materials

Overview: symmetry, bonding, coordination number, packing fraction, order and disorder; Noncrystalline state: short-range order (SRO), pair distribution function, random walk, network and fractal models; Crystalline state: basic crystallography and structures, reciprocal lattice, quasicrystals, liquid crystalline state; Crystal vibrations, Brillouin zone; free electron model, energy bands; Structural effects on phase transformation.

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