Lattice Points

  1. Oct 3, 2013 #1
    Hello,

    Suppose I have a primitive cubic cell with 8 atoms, one on each corner of the cube. I don't understand how this consists of only one lattice point? Doesn't each corner have a lattice point, thus the cell would consist of 8 lattice points??
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 11, 2013 #2
    No, several lattice points are used to reproduce the entire lattice by symmetry operations.
     
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