Crystal Directions and Miller Indices

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Miller indices are a notation system in crystallography for planes and directions in crystal lattices. In particular, a family of lattice planes is determined by three integers, l, m, and n, the Miller indices. They are written (lmn) and denote planes orthogonal to a direction (l,m,n) in the basis of the reciprocal lattice vectors.

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  • David K. Ferry; Dragica Vasileska; Gerhard Klimeck (2010), "Crystal Directions and Miller Indices," http://nanohub.org/resources/9136.

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