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Body-centered-cubic # and types of holes?

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sparkle123
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Dec29-10, 05:34 PM
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In the Body-centered-cubic (BCC) unit cell which types of holes (interstices) are there? (tetrahedral, octahedral, or cubic) How many of each type?

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In the Body-centered-cubic (BCC) unit cell which types of holes (interstices) are there? (tetrahedral, octahedral, or cubic) How many of each type?

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What do you think? What would your answers be and why?

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sparkle123
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Dec29-10, 06:24 PM
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They look like octahedral holes to me, but online literature says tetrahedral OR cubic OR tetrahedral and octahedral.

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Body-centered-cubic # and types of holes?

Nuts, my image source went away. I got it from Google Images, so here's another:

http://www.ul.ie/~walshem/fyp/Bcc%20unit.gif



You might try browsing through some Google Images for Body Centered Cubic, to see if the images help to show the shape of the spaces better...
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They look like octahedral holes to me, but online literature says tetrahedral OR cubic OR tetrahedral and octahedral.

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Can you post the links to the conflicting online sources? Thanks.
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Dec29-10, 06:43 PM
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BTW, this website looks promising, but I'm not able to run the animations here at work (the Active-X control is not being allowed past our firewall). See if it helps you?

http://www.chm.davidson.edu/vce/crystals/index.html

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