Solid state structure visualisation package
This package is designed to help you visualise and understand the 3 dimensional structures of some common solids.
Primarily the site has been designed to support courses given at the University of York that require an understanding of solid state structure types. In particular:
Solid State Structure (year 1)
Chemistry (year 2)
The structures on the following pages can all be visualised using a piece of software called Mercury. Double click on an icon and in a separate window a view of the structure should be obtained. A copy of Mercury can be obtained free of charge here
Mercury allows real time orientation using a mouse so you can view the structure from any angle.
In addition you can:
the unit cell
the structure between planes
Comments or suggestions?
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