This book begins with an historical introduction covering the contributions of many distinguished crystallographers. From this follows a tutorial in crystal optics. Further chapters discuss the two main mechanisms of optical dissymmetry, the piezo-optic effect and the kinetic ordering of atoms. The book treats the literature comprehensively, but uses illustrations from the authors' laboratories as the subjects of detailed analyses.

Optically Anomalous Crystals 2010, Springer, Dordrecht

ISBN-13: 9789048173310


Optically Anomalous Crystals 2007, Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands

ISBN-13: 9781402052873

2007 edition