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Crystalline Structures

  1. Feb 9, 2017 #1
    We were going over the structures of crystalline structures and the professor seemed to struggle to represent it nicely in 3D. I'm not sure if it is a common problem for students (I didn't think it was so hard to picture), but I decided to make a 3D representation of it that I thought would help.

    Let me know what you think. Are they accurate enough? Are they helpful?
    SC.gif FCC.gif View attachment 112790 BCC.gif
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  3. Feb 10, 2017 #2
    These look great tbh. The transparent internal wall of the spheres is a really useful feature
  4. Mar 9, 2017 #3
    For a larger variety of crystal structures try a software like xcrysden, or better yet get Quantumwise's Virtual NanoLab with a free academic license and use it to see cif files of different crystals.
  5. Mar 14, 2017 #4
    Wouldn't the element deem that? I.e carbon (single element) vs Alumina (AlO3 a compound)
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