The Crystallography display is located in the UQ Physic Museum cabinet S19.

Welcome to the University of Queensland Physics Museum’s Crystallography Audio Tour. This tour explores the field of crystallography, an experimental field that aims to determine the arrangements of atoms in crystal structures. 2014 was the International Year of Crystallography. The tour contains a wide range of items, such as the ball bearing model that was used in the UQ Physics Department to model and visualise different structures and several goniometers which are used determine the angles between faces of crystals. The study of crystals using x-rays was one of the most successful and productive research fields of the twentieth century, starting with the awards of Nobel Prizes in Physics in 1914 and 1915, and including the discovery of the structure of DNA and the genetic code.

 The links below will take you through the items on display. Each webpage contains a transcript of the audio guide, along with links to further related material.


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