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space lat·tice

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  1. space lattice, crystal lattice, Bravais latticenoun

    a 3-dimensional geometric arrangement of the atoms or molecules or ions composing a crystal


  1. space latticenoun

    A crystal lattice


  1. space lattice

    In geometry and crystallography, a Bravais lattice, named after Auguste Bravais (1850), is an infinite array of discrete points generated by a set of discrete translation operations described in three dimensional space by R = n 1 a 1 + n 2 a 2 + n 3 a 3 , {\displaystyle \mathbf {R} =n_{1}\mathbf {a} _{1}+n_{2}\mathbf {a} _{2}+n_{3}\mathbf {a} _{3},} where the ni are any integers, and ai are primitive translation vectors, or primitive vectors, which lie in different directions (not necessarily mutually perpendicular) and span the lattice. The choice of primitive vectors for a given Bravais lattice is not unique. A fundamental aspect of any Bravais lattice is that, for any choice of direction, the lattice appears exactly the same from each of the discrete lattice points when looking in that chosen direction. The Bravais lattice concept is used to formally define a crystalline arrangement and its (finite) frontiers. A crystal is made up of one or more atoms, called the basis or motif, at each lattice point. The basis may consist of atoms, molecules, or polymer strings of solid matter, and the lattice provides the locations of the basis. Two Bravais lattices are often considered equivalent if they have isomorphic symmetry groups. In this sense, there are 5 possible Bravais lattices in 2-dimensional space and 14 possible Bravais lattices in 3-dimensional space. The 14 possible symmetry groups of Bravais lattices are 14 of the 230 space groups. In the context of the space group classification, the Bravais lattices are also called Bravais classes, Bravais arithmetic classes, or Bravais flocks.


  1. space lattice

    A space lattice is a three-dimensional geometric arrangement of points in space where each point is positioned uniformly with respect to the others. Each point signifies identical surroundings to its neighboring points. These points are often used to illustrate the arrangement of atoms or molecules in a crystalline solid.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of space lattice in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of space lattice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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