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crystal lattice

lattice (def 4).
Origin of crystal lattice
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for crystal lattice
  • One is that, being so tiny, hydrogen atoms can wiggle through the crystal lattice of the material used to contain it.
  • In the study, an electron ion beam bombarded each emerald, thereby dislodging oxygen ions from the gem's crystal lattice.
  • Crystalline silicon cells are made of silicon atoms connected to one another to form a crystal lattice.
  • We have deduced that the failure of a few ligaments triggers brittle fracture of the crystal lattice network.
  • Co-crystals are solids that are crystalline materials composed of two or more molecules in the same crystal lattice.
  • The crystal lattice spacings were determined using combined x-ray and optical interferometry.
British Dictionary definitions for crystal lattice

crystal lattice

the regular array of points about which the atoms, ions, or molecules composing a crystal are centred
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