Crystallography A
General data
Course ID:  12001KRYSTAW5  Erasmus code / ISCED:  13.3 / (unknown) 
Course title:  Crystallography A  Name in Polish:  Krystalografia A 
Department:  Faculty of Chemistry  
Course groups: 
(in Polish) Przedmioty minimum programowego dla studentów 5go semestru (S1CH) 

ECTS credit allocation (and other scores):  1.50  
Language:  Polish  
Main fields of studies for MISMaP:  chemistry 

Type of course:  obligatory courses 

Short description: 
Presenting the basic information about symmetry, necessary to describe chemical objects and/or crystals. The basic information concerning Xray structural analysis that will allow students to use and understand scientific literature will also be presented. 

Full description: 
The course covers the definition of the crystal and the most important properties of the crystalline state, the definition of the unit cell, crystal lattices, lattice directions and planes, crystal systems, Bravais lattice, Miller indices. The other important issues relevant to the study of crystallography are also included. These are: properties of symmetry of solids, unit cells, and lattices; spherical and stereographic projection, symmetry operations, point symmetry, translational symmetry, complex symmetry elements, coexistence of symmetry elements; point groups and space groups (HermannMauguin and Schönflies classification; close and the closest packing of spheres, reciprocal space – definition and properties, Ewald sphere construction. Properties of Xrays. Laue and Bragg’s diffraction theories. Symmetry of diffraction pattern, Intensity of reflections as a source of information about arrangement of atoms and/or ions in the crystal unit cell. Phase problem. Experimental methods of Xray crystallography: Laue method, oscillation method, goniometric methods; determination of unit cell parameters; Powder diffraction. Crystallization techniques, crystal growth theories, imperfect crystals, energetic aspects of the crystals structures, classification of solids (ionic, covalent, metallic, molecular) their characteristics. Elements of crystallophysics. Interpretation of the crystal and molecular structure based on crystallographic databases. 

Bibliography: 
1. Z. Trzaska Durski, H. Trzaska Durska, Podstawy krystalografii strukturalnej i rentgenowskiej, Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, Warszawa, 1994 (in Polish). 2. Z. Bojarski, M. Gigla, K. Stróż, M. Surowiec, Krystalografia. Podręcznik wspomagany komputerowo, Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, Warszawa, 1996, 2001, 2007 (in Polish). 3. Z. Trzaska Durski, H. Trzaska Durska, Podstawy krystalografii, Oficyna Wydawnicza Politechniki Warszawskiej, Warszawa 2003 (in Polish). 4. P. Luger, Rentgenografia strukturalna monokryształów, PWN, Warszawa 1989 (in Polish). 5. M. van Meerssche i J. FeneauDupont, Krystalografia i chemia strukturalna, PWN, Warszawa 1984 (in Polish). 6. P. Luger, Modern Xray Analysis on Single Crystals, Walter de Gruyter and Co., Berlin 1980 (in English). 7. C. Giacovazzo, H. Z. Monaco, D. Biterbo, F. Scordari, G. Gilli, G. Zanotti, M. Catti, Fundamentals of Crystallography, IUCR, Oxford University Press, 2000 (in English). 

Learning outcomes: 
The aim of the course is to present the basic information about symmetry analyses of the crystal models, analyses of point groups and selected space groups. The problems concern also spherical and stereographic projection, point symmetry, the rules of coexistence of symmetry elements, complex symmetry elements, crystal systems and Bravais lattices. Students get also practical skills how to interpret of the information taken from International Tables for Crystallography. 

Assessment methods and assessment criteria: 
Exam requirements:  The definition of the unit cell, crystal lattices, lattice directions and planes, crystal systems, Bravais lattice, Miller indices. Geometric crystallography: spherical and stereographic projection, symmetry operations, point symmetry, translational symmetry, complex symmetry elements, coexistence of symmetry elements; point groups and space groups (HermannMaugin and Schönflies classification  Properties of Xrays. Laue and Bragg’s diffraction theories. Reciprocal space. Basic experimental methods of Xray crystallography.  Symmetry of diffraction pattern, Intensity of reflections as a source of information about arrangement of atoms and/or ions in the crystal unit cell.  phase problem and ways to solve it.  experimental methods of Xray crystallography: Laue method, oscillation method, goniometric methods; determination of unit cell parameters;  powder diffraction.  Elements of crystallophysics.  energetic aspects of the crystals structures, classification of solids (ionic, covalent, metallic, molecular)  crystallization techniques, crystal growth theories,  Interpretation of the crystal and molecular structure based on crystallographic databases 

Practical placement: 
Not applicable 
Classes in period "Winter semester 2020/21" (past)
Time span:  20201001  20210131 
see course schedule 
Type of class: 
Lecture, 15 hours more information 

Coordinators:  Michał Cyrański  
Group instructors:  Michał Cyrański  
Students list:  (inaccessible to you)  
Examination:  Examination 
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