This Second Edition provides solid state scientists, who are not necessarily experts in crystallography, with an understandable and comprehensive guide to the new "International Tables for Crystallography." The basic ideas of symmetry, lattices, point groups, and space groups are explained in a clear and detailed manner. Notation is introduced in a step-by-step way so that the reader is supplied with the tools necessary to derive and apply space group information. Of particular interest in this second edition are the discussions of space groups application to such timely topics as high-temperature superconductors, phase transitions, semiconductor superlattices, incommensurate modulation, and icosahedral symmetry. Key Features* Explains the use of space groups to non-crystallographers* Applies space groups to current topics, such as high-temperature superconductors and phase transitions* Includes extensive appendixes, covering all aspects of space groups, including incommensurate modulations and disorder

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Praise for First Edition"Space Groups for Solid State Scientists fills a definite need and fills it well....The book is clearly written, in a very readable style. It is lavishly illustrated and well printed. It contains many examples to illustrate the points being made, and these, together with the problems for solution at the end of each chapter, make it suitable for use as a textbook at the graduate level. In addition to its role as a guide to the "International Tables" the book is valuable for the research scientist because of the many tables it presents."--PHYSICS TODAY"An understandable and comprehensive guide...Of particular interest in this new edition are the discussions of space groups application to such timely topics as high-temperature superconductors, phase transitions, semiconductor superlattices, incommensurate modulation, and icosahedral symmetry."--SCITECH"The book will be extremely useful to those who are interested in improving their knowledge of space groups for the determination of complicated structures."--MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS

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