S1 lattice


If we start with the lattice, we see that there is often more than one reasonable choice of repeat unit (or unit cell).

In lattice S1, we have shown several.  Although there are rules for selecting the "best" unit cell, for our purposes they are unimportant. Note that each unit cell can be stacked without rotation to fill the surface and form the lattice.

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 Structure of Crystals
Crystal Lattices
Unit Cells
From Unit Cell to lattice
From Lattice to Unit Cell
Packing & Geometry
Simple Cubic Metals
Close Packed Structures
Body Centered Cubic
Cesium Chloride
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Rhenium Oxide
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