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Visualizing Crystal Structures: An interactive group classroom activity
11 Nov 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Susan Gentry, Tanya Faltens
OverviewThis learning activity guides students through the visualization of three-dimensional crystal structures using the software package Ovito. Students work in groups manipulating crystal structures on their personal computers, ranking the planar densities of the (100), (110), and...
How to Create Atomic Planes in FCC, NaCl and Simple Cubic Structures
27 Oct 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Tanya Faltens
This step by step guide shows how to create atomic planes in some common crystal structures. The crystal structures can be sliced along the planes, and the atomic packing of each plane investigated. Links to saved simulations of each of the planes and structures are included. These instructions...
Unit Cell Ranking Tasks
15 Oct 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Tanya Faltens
This set of ranking tasks is designed to help the learner work with and understand some of the features of common structures: planar densities, atomic densities, atomic packing factor and coordination numbers of different planes and unit cells. There are four pages-- be sure to click on...
Crystal Viewer Tool Verification (V 2.3.4)
15 Jun 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
This text verifies the Crystal Viewer Tool by comparing the amount of dangling bonds at the silicon surface for ,  and  crystal orientation. The crystal viewer results are in agreement with experimental findings.