We Can Figure This Out.org
Virtual Lab: Crystal Facets and Miller Indicies
University of Virginia
© 2003-Present, John C. Bean
This page depicts the system, called "Miller Indices," that scientists use to specify the facets of a crystal. A 3D model is downloaded to your PC where you can move and transform it.

To view this model, you need to have Shockwave installed and Active X controls enabled. But the software is a bit quirky: To move complex models you may have to drag the mouse slowly three or more times.

Users of Apple PCs should CLICK HERE for special instructions on how to use Shockwave on their PCs.

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