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Crystal's structure

  1. Jun 18, 2004 #1
    Can somebody tell me what is the minimum theoretical distance between adjacent lattices in a crystal? I've read about materials where the order of magnitude of the distance between lattices is ~10EXP(-9). If there any crystal/solid with lattices spaced ~10EXP(-15)?
     
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  3. Jun 18, 2004 #2

    Gokul43201

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    Not any atomic solid.

    Typical atomic radii are ~ 10^-10 m. (H- atom ~ 5*10^-11, others bigger).
    The number you are hoping to get is too small...in fact it's about the diameter of a small nucleus (Z ~ 5 to 10).

    PS : Welcome to PF...and why are you looking for such dense crystals ?
     
  4. Jun 18, 2004 #3

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    If you have a bigger picture in mind, it would help to know what you are trying to figure out.
     
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