Bravais lattice


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Bravais lattice

(ˈbræveɪ; brəˈveɪ)
n
(General Physics) crystallog any of 14 possible space lattices found in crystals
[named after Auguste Bravais, 19th-century French physicist]
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Noun1.Bravais lattice - a 3-dimensional geometric arrangement of the atoms or molecules or ions composing a crystal
lattice - an arrangement of points or particles or objects in a regular periodic pattern in 2 or 3 dimensions
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As a theoretical physicist, Ashcroft could not really establish if metallic hydrogen at absolute zero 1) acted as a two component Fermi liquid, 2) behaved much like the unusual theoretical one-component plasma [54, 55], or 3) retained the essential characteristic of a Bravais lattice, an ordered proton field with fully degenerate electrons.
From the nature of the reduced form, one can determine the reduced form number, Bravais lattice, and the transformation matrix to a standard conventional cell (or simply conventional cell).
They discuss the 14 Bravais lattices and the reciprocal to them, basic concepts of point group symmetry, the crystal structure and lattice constants of most elements and about 650 binary compounds.