Indiana University Bloomington
IUMSC   Indiana University Molecular Structure Center

Crystallography and mineralogy are two sciences that are heavily dependent on being able to visualize shapes and figures in three dimensions. Java has proven to be an invaluable tool in this regard. In addition to the molecular visualization applets used in the Reciprocal Net web pages, several other specialized applets are being developed. The following links show how other applets can be used to visualize and understand geometrical figures.

Shape and Forms. A page illustrating cubic, tetrahedral, octahedral, and dodecahedral solids, and the coordination geometry based on them. Requires Java equipped viewer.

The Isometric Crystal System. A page showing some of the isometric forms using Java applets.

Morphology of a sugar crystal. A page showing the morphology of a crystal of sugar.

XMorph applet (under development) A page showing a general-purpose crystallographic morphology applet under development.

These applets are being developed as part of the Reciprocal Net project.

Indiana University
Indiana University Molecular Structure Center. Chemistry, A421, Indiana University, 800 E, Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405-7102, 812.855.6821
Privacy Policy | ©2021 The Trustees of Indiana University, Copyright Complaints