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Crystallographic Education Online part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The International Union of Crystallography maintains this clearinghouse of educational resources. There are many topics incorporated into this site, including applied crystallography, crystal growth, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Crystallography, X-ray Techniques, Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection

Mineral Structure Data part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site consists of a compilation of crystallographic and physical property data for most of the rock-forming minerals. Thirteen mineral groups are included: single oxides, multiple oxides, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Systematic Mineralogy:Framework Silicates, Oxides and Hydroxides, Sulfates, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Systematic Mineralogy:Island Silicates, Disilicates, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Systematic Mineralogy:Chain Silicates, Ring Silicates, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Systematic Mineralogy:Sheet Silicates
Resource Type: Scientific Resources, :Collection, Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Datasets and Tools:Datasets

Crystallography Online part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides links that cover current and internet-based information concerning crystallography. Resources presented include organizations, activities, educational websites, and journals.
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Collection, Scientific Resources:Collection

Introduction and Symmetry Operations part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site consists of an introductory lecture on crystal symmetry and symmetry operations. It provides the definition of a mineral and then covers topics including different types of rotational ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes

Crystal Morphology, Crystal Symmetry, Crystallographic Axes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a lecture from Tulane University that explores the symmetry observed in crystals. Topics covered include crystallographic axes, the crystal lattice, and unit cells. Tables and ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes

Crystal Chemistry part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a lecture from Tulane University that explores atoms and how they interact with one another to determine the physical and structural properties of crystals. Topics include atoms, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystal Chemistry, Crystallography
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Symmetries and Their Properties-Part 3: Translations part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a tutorial about the mathematical properties of translations. There are five lessons, which include thinking about translations, describing translations, creating patterns using ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography

Symmetries and Their Properties-Part 4: Glide Reflections part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a tutorial about the mathematical properties of glide reflections. There are five lessons, which include thinking about glide reflections, describing glide reflections (through the use ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography

Crystallography part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a table of crystallography groups. The table is composed of 32 classes of symmetry derived from observations of the external crystal form. From these 32 classes, 230 space groups are ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

X-tal related tutorials part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This clearinghouse consists of crystallography links with an emphasis on education and tutorials. There is also a search feature, which allows the user to explore a large crystallographic database. ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques, Crystallography
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection