reciprocal vectors

reciprocal vectors

[ri′sip·rə·kəl ′vek·tərz]
(crystallography)
For a set of three vectors forming the primitive translations of a lattice, the vectors that form the primitive translations of the reciprocal lattice.
(mathematics)
For a set of three linearly independent vectors, a second set of three vectors, each of which is perpendicular to two of the original vectors and has a scalar product of unity with the third.
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(1.) In solid state physics the reciprocal vectors q according to (3) and (4) for [[kappa].sub.j] are said to be from the 1st Brillouin zone which is a fragmentation of the elementary cell spanned by {[b.sub.1], ..., [b.sub.d]}.