Crystal Viewer Demonstration: Bravais Lattices

By Gerhard Klimeck1, Benjamin P Haley2

1. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 2. Purdue University



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This video shows the exploration of several crystal structures using the Crystal Viewer Tool. Several powerful features of this tool are demonstrated, including the following:

  • visualization of orthorhombic Bravais unit cells including simple primitive cell (SC), body centered cubic (BCC), face centered cubic (FCC), and base centered cubic (CXY)
  • cycling between the various orthorhombic unit cells
  • 3D rotation of unit cells and lattices
  • visualization of an orthorhombic lattice composed of 3 unit cells in each dimension, for each unit cell type
  • adjusting the displayed size of atoms and thickness of bonds
  • orthoscopic projection of a lattice

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  • Gerhard Klimeck, Benjamin P Haley (2009), "Crystal Viewer Demonstration: Bravais Lattices,"

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