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### What about Miller Indices of planes passing through origin?

Since a comment does not allow the inclusion of a picture, perhaps this way is helpful: Have a look at the following picture, derived from an illustration about the Miller Indices on wikipedia. It ...
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### A problem with Miller indices

Because of translational symmetry, every plane has a set of symmetry-equivalent parallel planes (infinitely many). To get the Miller indexes, you have to find the plane closest to the origin that does ...
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### How do the three Miller indices (hkl) denote planes orthogonal to the reciprocal lattice vector?

There are two equivalent ways to define the meaning of the Miller indices: via a point in the reciprocal lattice, or as the inverse intercepts along the lattice vectors. The reflecting plane are ...
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### Trouble understanding interplanar spacing using miller indices

I can't understand what adjacent means here? For first order reflections, you only consider parallel planes that contain crystal lattice points. If you have a first order reflection (i.e. the Miller ...
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### Spacing between adjacent planes of a given set in a simple cubic crystal

When Miller indices are different only in a common factor, the planes are in the same orientation. The higher order reflections share some planes with the lower order reflections. In the case ...
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### Miller indices: How does one translates the orientation to the origin of the unit cell?

Let's say your structure contains a short piece of helical DNA, and it (the helix axis) starts at point P1 and goes to point P2. You want to know the Miller index associated with that direction. So ...
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### Do two Miller planes need to have similar arrangement of atoms?

In answer to you first question, no if hkl differ, yes if they do not. I try to explain below. In a crystal the unit cell defines the repeating unit. Inside the unit cell the atoms are arranged as ...
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