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What does this term mean (language/argot)

  1. May 1, 2012 #1

    fluidistic

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  3. May 1, 2012 #2

    tiny-tim

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    hi fluidistic! :smile:

    i think it means rhombohedral,

    see http://cst-www.nrl.navy.mil/lattice/struk/l1_1.html [Broken] :wink:
     
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  4. May 1, 2012 #3

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    Thank you very much tiny-tim! I've plotted the position of these atoms in VMD to visualize them in 3d.
    Another question for anyone who knows: when they say
    what do they mean by . %? Do they simply mean that there's 50% of Ag in the sample? This looks a rather strange way of saying it.
     

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  5. May 2, 2012 #4

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    i'm guessing … could "at." be short for "atoms"? :confused:
     
  6. May 2, 2012 #5
    at. % denotes percentage based on the number of atoms (also moles). While w% denotes percentage based on the weight.
     
  7. May 3, 2012 #6

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    Thank you infinitely guys. I wouldn't have figured it out on my own.
     
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