The relationship between the lattice spacing and the distance between parallel planes

1. Oct 5, 2011

alexgmcm

How can one derive the relationship for a cubic crystal:
$d= \frac{a}{\sqrt{h^2 + k^2 + l^2}}$

It is shown here.

This is probably trivial but I am having trouble proving it as the Miller indices are reciprocals but the reciprocal is not distributive. This isn't for homework by the way - I am just going over solid state stuff from last year trying to get a more solid understanding than I got when I just learnt it by focusing on the then impending exams.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. :)

2. Oct 5, 2011

alexgmcm

Re: The relationship between the lattice spacing and the distance between parallel pl