reciprocal lattice

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reciprocal lattice

[ri′sip·rə·kəl ′lad·əs]
(crystallography)
A lattice array of points formed by drawing perpendiculars to each plane (hkl) in a crystal lattice through a common point as origin; the distance from each point to the origin is inversely proportional to spacing of the specific lattice planes; the axes of the reciprocal lattice are perpendicular to those of the crystal lattice.
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d] is called reflexive if it contains the origin 0 as an interior point and its polar polytope is a lattice polytope in the dual lattice M := Hom(N, Z) [equivalent to] [Z.

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