great extent as possible, figures should be computer generated (not
hand drawn or labeled). Figures should be numbered consecutively as
they appear in the text. Each figure must be explicitly discussed in
the text and have a caption that briefly describes it. An example of
a descriptive figure caption is given below:
Projection of the structure of a-K3NdSi6O152H2O along  showing
NdO6 and SiO4 polyhedra. The darker octahedra correspond to Nd(1) and
those with lighter shading to Nd(2). The polyhedral edges indicated
with bold lines define a channel in the structure that extends along
. The dotted line indicates a likely cleavage plane in the structure.
do not want to bother with formatting issues, you may include tables
and figures on separate pages from the text, but please do not place
them all at the end of the report.
units at all times. Be sure to quote figures only to a meaningful number
of significant digits!
to encourage you to take this opportunity to learn deeply about the
lab topics, you are required to cite two references,
in addition to the course textbook, for each lab report.
the text of your report, you may refer to references either using numbers
or using the authors names and year of the reference. If you use
numbers, the references should appear in the reference list in the order
they are referred to in the text. If you use names, the references should
appear in alphabetical order, according to the authors names.
presented here contradict earlier studies of alkali silicates (1).
presented here contradict earlier studies of alkali silicates (Johnson
and Edwards, 1990).
reference list, use the following format (with a preceding number, if
and E. Edwards, J. Cryst. Growth, 131 (1990) 231-236.
author(s), journal title, volume, date of publication, and pages)
"Structural Chemistry of Silicates: Structure, Bonding, and Classification,"
pp. 14-16. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1985.
author(s), book title, pages, publisher, place of publication, and date
Haile, J. Maier, B. J. Wuensch and R. A. Laudise, in "Fast
Ion Transport in Solids" (Bruno Scrosati, Editor), pp. 315-326.
Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, 1992. Kluwer Academic
Publishers, Amsterdam, 1993.
authors(s), proceedings title, editor(s), pages, name of the workshop
or conference, date of the workshop or conference, publisher, place
of publication, date of publication.