Are Miller Indices used for anything, or are they just a convenient notation?
October 17, 2009 9:52 AM Subscribe
I am taking an intro to materials science class, and in which we have learned about Miller indices, which are a way of denoting directions and planes in a unit cell. So far we have done nothing with this other than draw directions and planes. I was wondering, is this just a notational convention or is there some reason
why they are the way they are, as in does it make some more advanced math easier or something?
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