Hi, i have problems understanding the Brilluoin zone to the bcc lattice First, i wonder what the distances are, from the origo to the brillouin zone plane borders. I firts thought it would be half the distance of the basis vectors (mine are 2pi/a, where a is my lattice constant, BUT its only true for 2-D calculations for square lattices. I know that the distances in 3D should be |G-vector|/2, and i take the smallest possible G. But i still dont know ANyone who knows how to find the distances from origo to the first BZ zone boundaries, knowig that the basis vector in the reciprocal space is 2pi/2?are they all the same??
I think if the direct lattice constant is a, then the reciprocal lattice constant would be[itex]2\pi/a[/itex] hence your favorite distance is [itex](\pi/\sqrt2)a[/itex].
No, it was for the four direction located in the middle of the figure 4.16 Ashcroft & Mermin. you can easily calculate it for remained 8 directions (see the figure).