Crystal Structure

Course Information
TitleΚΡΥΣΤΑΛΛΟΔΟΜΗ / Crystal Structure
CodeNGGN 738Ε
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600019076

Programme of Study: PPS-Tmīma Geōlogías (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses745
ORYKTOLOGIA - PETROLOGIAElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)745

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
1) Understand the basic principles of crystal structure science. 2) Upon successful completion of the course, students are introduced to the basic principles of crystal structure and materials structure. 3) Linking theoretical knowledge with practical applications.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
• Difference of amorphous-crystalline materials. Elements of crystal structure and relation to physical properties. Symmetry (Point Symmetry Groups / Space Symmetry Groups), lattice, unit cell, Crystalline Systems, Bravais frameworks, Exercises. • Crystallographic planes, Crystallographic directions, Examples / Exercises on Miller Indexes. • X-ray sources, Linear and Continuous Spectrum, X-ray Absorption, X-ray Devices, Examples. • Scatter, Structure Factor, Subtractions, Examples of P, I, F framework types. • X-ray diffraction, Bragg Law, Exercises. • Data processing, phase separation, indexing, determination of crystalline constants. Phase Identification with PC Identification Programs, Databases (PDF) Applications / Exercises. Analysis of the powder pattern profile and determination of the crystalline structure. Rietveld method. Finding crystalline structure of unknown compounds. Crystallographic Softwares. • Exercises in Research X-ray Diffractometers (XRD), X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS).
Crystallography, X-ray methods, X-ray diffraction, X-ray sources
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
1) All class material is available in electronic form to all students through the course web page 2) The teacher communicates with students through email and Facebook 3) The class evaluation is performed through the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.)
Course Organization
Laboratory Work52
Reading Assigment31
Student Assessment
Quality management system of the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
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