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unit cell

n.
The smallest building block of a crystal, consisting of atoms, ions, or molecules, whose geometric arrangement defines a crystal's characteristic symmetry and whose repetition in space produces a crystal lattice.

unit cell

n
(Chemistry) crystallog the smallest group of atoms, ions, or molecules that is characteristic of a particular crystal lattice

u′nit cell`


n.
the simplest unit of a regular crystal lattice.
[1935–40]
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Noun1.unit cell - the smallest group of atoms or molecules whose repetition at regular intervals in three dimensions produces the lattices of a crystal
building block, unit - a single undivided natural thing occurring in the composition of something else; "units of nucleic acids"
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The structures are periodic geometries constructed by repetition of unit cell in one, two or three dimensions [1].
The compressive stress-strain curve for the cast iron based on the axisymmetric unit cell model is then obtained computationally and compared with the experimental results.
The geometry optimizations were performed employing a unit cell containing two thiophene-boronic acid repeat units.
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A structured color filtering device comprising: one or more unit cells, each unit cell comprising: a substrate having a surface with a step function surface profile having two or more discrete levels formed therein, wherein the step function surface profile forms in the surface a plurality of grooves arranged in a fundamentally symmetric pattern having a periodic groove pitch, wherein when ordinary light is incident on the surface, the surface is structured to diffract light having a predetermined wavelength toward observation points at all polar angles above the surface greater than a predetermined incident angle.
This model consisted of a single unit cell comprising one blade of the heat-sink-impeller, as shown in Figure 6.
In this work we intend to pursue further on this subject, by associating the masses of the proton and of the electron to the volumes of unit cells in the momentum space, with each unit cell having its appropriate size.
A typical CRLH unit cell consists of a feed line that is electromagnetically coupled to a metallic patch and a meandered line connected to the ground plane through metallic via [21].