Body Centred Cubic

About 15% of elements crystallize with a body centred cubic structure.

e.g. Lithium, Sodium, Potassium, Iron, Tungsten ...


Volume of conventional cella3
Lattice points per cell2
Volume of primitive cell1/2a3
Lattice points per unit volume2/a3
Number of nearest neighbours8
Nearest neighbour distance31/2a/2
Number of second neighbours6
Second neighbour distancea
Packing fraction1/8π31/2

See also: Crystal, Face Centred Cubic, Hexagonal Close Packed, Simple Cubic, Unit Cell.

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Subjects: Chemistry Physics