Direction Create

Set here a crystallographic or atomic direction.


GAMGI can handle crystallographic directions, related with a cell containing the relevant crystallographic information, and atomic directions, defined by two non-coincident atoms.

To create crystallographic directions, set Reference to Cell. GAMGI automatically shows a Cell entry, plus U, V, W entries to indicate the direction indices, plus a Vectors menu, to select the cell vectors to use, Conventional or Primitive. For the sake of simplicity, GAMGI does not accept 4-indice notation for planes or directions in hexagonal cells.

Pressing the mouse over a cell in the current layer, the cell identification is automatically written in the Cell entry. When a valid cell is found and its Type is Projection, the default Line page is automatically replaced by a Projection page.

By default, only one family of crystallographic directions is created. To create a set of families simultaneously, press the button List.

When Reference is set to Atoms, GAMGI automatically shows two Atom entries. Pressing the mouse sucessively over two non-colinear atoms in the current layer, the two entries become occupied and the direction defined. After pressing Ok, an error is shown when the two atoms are coincident.