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Crystal morphology heavily depends on being able to visualize crystal geometric shape and face indexing in three dimensional space. The XMORPH applet has been developed for internet accessible viewing of crystal morphology for crystals in which information is known about the cell parameters, symmetry, and the identification of the faces present. The XMorph applet was developed by Dedong Wu (dedongwu@yahoo.com)

Be patient while downloading the applets!

Hold the left key of the mouse and drag the figure to rotate the crystal. Click the left key to change viewing modes.

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XMorph for a monoclinic cell
Unit cell parameters:
a=12.647; b=8.636; c=19.300
alpha=gamma=90; beta=95.31

hkld
010 0.290
0-10 0.290
101 0.026
-10-1 0.026
10-1 0.034
-101 0.034
011 0.275
0-1-1 0.275
01-1 0.275
0-11 0.275

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Polyhedron formed
from a cube and octahedron


hkld
1001.0
-1001.0
0101.0
0-101.0
0011.0
00-11.0
1111.0
11-11.0
1-111.0
-1111.0
1-1-11.0
-1-1-11.0
-11-11.0
-1-111.0

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In addition to the XMorph applet, there are a series of earlier applets that can be used to visualize volumes.
See http://www.iumsc.indiana.edu/morphology/index.html
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