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Brillouin zone: reciprocal lattice

  1. Jun 18, 2010 #1
    Can somebody explain me how can we visualise reciprocal lattice of a crystal lattice. Also what do we mean by wavevectors of a reciprocal lattice. What is its physical significance?
  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 8, 2010 #2
    Reciprocal lattice vectors are basically Fourier components corresponding to the periodicity of the crystal lattice.
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