The order in which atoms are arranged in a material. These arrangements have a direct effect on the physical properties of the material. These arrangements commonly take the form of cubes, rectangular solids, hexagonal solids.....etc. A thorough treatment of crystal structure and other materials issues can be found at the Visualizations in Materials Science WWW site.
This describes the arrangement of ions in the crystal.
The orderly arrangement of atoms in a crystal.
Term used to describe the high resolution molecular structure derived by x- ray crytallographic analysis of protein or other biomolecular crystals.
A structure obtained by x-ray diffraction analysis of a crystal consisting of an ordered array of biomacromolecules.
a repetition of the same molecular structures over and over in the crystal
The orderly arrangement of the atoms or ions within a crystal.
1. The geometric pattern created by the systematic internal arrangement of atoms in a mineral. 2. The systematic internal arrangement of atoms in a mineral.
Diamonds normally crystalise with a cubic structure, as a face centred cube (FCC or F.C.C.), but can crystalise with a hexagonal structure.
for crystalline materials, the manner in which atoms or ions are arrayed in space. It is defined in terms of the unit cell geometry and the atom positions within the cell.
the exact arrangement of molecules or atoms in a crystal. The structure controls vital properties, like strength, stability, color, bioavailability
The pattern in which the atoms and molecules forming a mineral are arranged. This controls the shape of the crystal and the properties of the mineral, such as how it splits, the hardness and how light passes through it.
In mineralogy and crystallography, a crystal structure is a unique arrangement of atoms in a crystal. A crystal structure is composed of a unit cell, a set of atoms arranged in a particular way; which is periodically repeated in three dimensions on a lattice. The spacing between unit cells in various directions is called its lattice parameters.