This Java program for mobile phones
will help you to learn the laws of
crystalline symmetry. The tiny applet
simulates the symmetry environment
of the 17 planar (two-dimensional)
symmetry groups which you can decorate
with various objects according to your
fantasy. In playing the game you will
not only enjoy creating colorful designs a
la Escher on
your own, but also effortlessly master
the main crystallographic concepts:
Once fully cooked, the artwork could
be sent to your special friends or
simply submitted to our web collection.
This program is freely available for
everyone on the web and requires no
special phone settings.
Do you have 5 minutes to play
Recently published I. Orlov, N. Schoeni and G. Chapuis.
Crystallography on mobile phones. J.
Appl. Cryst. 39, 595-597. Download
reprint (PDF, 288 Kb)
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