Crystal structure of the cuprate compound Bi2
or Bi2212, showing the copper (purple)–oxygen (black) layer responsible for superconductivity. (Image courtesy of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
This course covers the derivation of symmetry theory; lattices, point groups, space groups, and their properties; use of symmetry in tensor representation of crystal properties, including anisotropy and representation surfaces; and applications to piezoelectricity and elasticity.
Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .rm, .mp3.