I'm a physicist learning crystallography and surface science on the side of my research and I came across the concepts: surface reconstruction in hexagonal materials, unit mesh of surfaces, etc.

I was given problems to solve but they are too advanced for me. These are based on the book Modern Techniques of Surface Science 3rd ed. by Dr. Woodruff.

Can someone advise me with some other sources of information to better understand Lattice Planes and Miller Indices, to the level shown in the Cambridge website.

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    $\begingroup$ Recommend you start with something simpler: bulk crystallography. ;) $\endgroup$
    – Karl
    Nov 29 '20 at 15:40
  • $\begingroup$ Would that be the title of the book? Are there any online sources for bulk crystallography? $\endgroup$ Nov 29 '20 at 15:52
  • $\begingroup$ Bulk was meant as a synonym for "basic", "general", "simple". That's still no picnic, I promise. Take out your old physics 101 textbook and revise what's in there, then go on. $\endgroup$
    – Karl
    Nov 29 '20 at 16:24
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    $\begingroup$ 'Crystallography' W. Borchardt-Ott, publ Spinger for lots on space groups etc. and with a more on x-ray diffraction as well as crystallography, 'Essentials of Crystallography' , D. McKie & C. McKie, publ Blackwell. $\endgroup$
    – porphyrin
    Nov 29 '20 at 17:17
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you very much, so far I had only found "Fundamental of Material Science and Engineering by W. Callister Jr." . $\endgroup$ Nov 29 '20 at 17:29

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