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Brillouin Zone Viewer

Visualize Brillouin zones of different crystals and different unit cells

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Archive Version 1.0
Published on 15 Apr 2011
Latest version: 1.1. All versions

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The Brillouin Zone Viewer provides the ability to view the first Brillouin zone for various crystals.

By default the primitive unit cell is taken, but the user has the possibility to change the unit cell by specifying alternate Bravais vectors.

The specification is done in terms of Miller indices. For certain crystals two choices are available: either the indices in terms of the primitive vectors, or the indices in terms of the cartesian vectors.

The following crystals are currently available:

  • FCC
  • BCC
  • Simple Cubic
  • Hexagonal
  • Graphene
  • Rhombohedral

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