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ECE 606 Lecture 2: Geometry of Periodic Crystals

By Muhammad A. Alam

Purdue University

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  • Volume & surface issues for BCC, FCC, Cubic lattices
  • Important material systems
  • Miller indices
  • Conclusions

Helpful software tool: Crystal Viewer in the ABACUS tool suite.


R. F. Pierret, "Advanced Semiconductor Fundamentals", Modular Series on Solid State Devices, Volume VI, Addison-Wesley, 1987, Chapter 1 (pages 10-17)

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  • Muhammad A. Alam (2009), "ECE 606 Lecture 2: Geometry of Periodic Crystals,"

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EE 115, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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