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crystal lattice

n.
A geometric arrangement of the points in space at which the atoms, molecules, or ions of a crystal occur. Also called space lattice.
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crystal lattice

n
(Chemistry) the regular array of points about which the atoms, ions, or molecules composing a crystal are centred
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lat•tice

(ˈlæt ɪs)

n., v. -ticed, -tic•ing. n.
1. a structure of crossed wooden or metal strips usu. arranged to form a diagonal pattern of open spaces between the strips.
2. a window, gate, or the like consisting of such a structure.
3. an arrangement in space of isolated points in a regular pattern, showing the positions of atoms, molecules, or ions in the structure of a crystal.
4. a partially ordered set in which every subset containing exactly two elements has a greatest lower bound or intersection and a least upper bound or union.
v.t.
5. to furnish with a lattice or latticework.
6. to form into a lattice.
[1350–1400; Middle English latis < Middle French lattis, derivative of latte lath < Germanic; see lath]
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Noun1.crystal 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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Author participated in work to study crystal lattice dynamics of such compounds [7].
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Depending on p[O.sub.2] (oxygen content) and temperature an ordering of oxygen vacancies may occur and, consequently, different superstructures lowering the symmetry of the crystal lattice maybe observed as well [1].
In the early 1990s, a crystal diffraction instrument was developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for the accurate comparison of crystal lattice spacing values.
There is no doubt that there are problems that are beyond the reach of these methods such as interactions of defects in crystal lattice (requiring very large computational cells due to periodic boundary conditions) or the effect of temperature.