lattice constant

noun Crystallography.
a parameter, either a measure of length or angle, that defines the size and shape of the unit cell of a crystal lattice.
Also called lattice parameter.


Origin:
1920–25

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Instead, researchers use the regular spacing between atoms in a silicon crystal, known as the lattice constant.
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