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What is the difference between crystal lattice and unit cell?

Asked by Dhanya Kl(student) , on 14/1/11


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 crystal lattice is the orderly array of points in space. i.e. a lattice is a structure of crystals where each lattice point represent an identical group of atoms.

a unit cell is a crystal structure that 's the smallest group of atoms possesing the symmetry of the crystal. i.e. it is the fundamnetal unit of crystal lattice

assume if crystal lattice is a wall then d bricks r d unit cells

unit cells follow a pattern ....... n dat pattern is repeated to form a crystal lattice 

 

hope that it helped u :)

Posted by Vartika P(student)on 22/4/13

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