Unit 2.1 – Visiting the Mineralogical Museum
List of Minerals at the Mineralogical Museum of Hamburg (PDF)
Unit 2.2 – Morphology of Crystals
MiMa: crystal shape generator
Use the sliders to create realistic shapes of systems that crystallize in the cubic crystal system.
A. S. Barnard and S. P. Russo: Modelling nanoscale FeS2 formation in sulfur rich conditions
J. Alonso Azcárate, M. Rodas, L. Fernández Díaz, S.H. Bottrell, J.R. Mas, A. López: Causes of variation in crystal morphology in metamorphogenic pyrite deposits of the Cameros Basin
Unit 2.3 – Miller Indices
Exercise Solution – Determining Miller Indices
Additional graphic concerning positive and negative Miller indices
University of Cambridge: Lattice Planes and Miller Indices
This teaching and learning package provides an introduction to the method used to describe planes of atoms in a crystalline material. The practical uses of describing planes of atoms are also addressed.
Unit 2.4 – Bravais Lattices (I)
Optional assignment for Unit 2.4
Unit 2.5 – Bravais Lattices (II)
Unit 2.6 – Fractional Coordinates
Unit 2.7 – VESTA
Unit cell and atomic parameters of Chalcanthite (PDF)
VESTA is a 3D visualization program for structural models, crystal morphologies etc.
Follow the Link then click “Download” and choose the appropriate Version of VESTA for your operating system.
Unit 2.7b – Crystal Shapes with VESTA
Unit 2.8 – Three Aspects of the Hexagonal Crystal System
Unit 2.9 – Trigonal – Rhombohedral – Hexagonal-R