# Brillouin zone: reciprocal lattice

1. Jun 18, 2010

### russel.arnold

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. Jul 8, 2010

### weejee

Reciprocal lattice vectors are basically Fourier components corresponding to the periodicity of the crystal lattice.