Day: April 10, 2017

Body centered cubic crystal structures

Body centered cubic crystal structures

Body centered cubic crystal structures

04/10/17

“Is there a crystal structure that can hold 2 atoms per unit cell?”
Just as there is a litany of different types of chemicals and bonding types in the universe, there is also a vast array of different types of crystal structures. One such crystal structure is the Body centered cubic crystal structure. In this type of crystal structure, atoms are located at all eight corners of a unit cube with another atom at the center. The atomic packing factor of a body-centered cubic crystal structure is 0.6802 and is commonly found in elements such as sodium