Lattice

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Introduction

A lattice (crystal lattice) refers to a specific, periodic configuration of atoms, molecules, or micelles which repeats throughout a structure. The basic space groups for crystal lattices are shown below.

Diamond lattice See Also

There are also more complicated space groups such as the diamond lattice which is found in Silicon crystals or hexagonal lattices which are found for close-packing sphere structures.


Domains

Image showing domain structure of a nanocrystalline material [5]

Crystal structures typically split into multiple domains each having its own orientation. Crystals are typically categorized based on the typical size of these domains, which can be nanocrystalline, microcrystalline, single crystal, or amorphous (no crystal structure).

Miller Indices

Miller indices are used to refer to the different crystal planes and directions in a crystal. For more information, see the Wikipedia page.

See Also

Wikipedia: Crystal Structure

Wigner crystal

Photonic crystal

Colloidal crystal

Crystal structure

Keyword in references:

Flowing Crystals: Nonequilibrium Structure of Foam

Structure, Function, and Self-Assembly of Single Network Gyroid (I4132) Photonic Crystals in Butterfly Wing Scales