# Is diamond hexagonal close packed?

## Is diamond hexagonal close packed?

The diamond structure is a very common form. This structure is based on the cubic close packed structure with 4 additional atoms (pictured as green balls) in holes within the structure. The form of carbon in diamonds has this structure. It is also the structure of crystalline silicon.

### What is the APF for diamond?

The atomic packing factor of the diamond cubic structure (the proportion of space that would be filled by spheres that are centered on the vertices of the structure and are as large as possible without overlapping) is π√316 ≈ 0.34, significantly smaller (indicating a less dense structure) than the packing factors for …

#### What is the unit cell for cubic close packing?

Cubic Close Packing. Closest packed means that the atoms are packed together as closely as possible. The FCC unit cell is actually made of four cubic close packed layers (click to show the unit cell with layers). The first layer of atoms pack together as close as possible.

Is diamond FCC or BCC?

Complete answer: Diamond is a crystal structure with a face centred cubic space lattice and two identical atoms in the basis. One atom sits on the lattice point whereas the other one is shifted by 14 along each axis. This forms a tetrahedral structure where each atom is surrounded by four equal-distanced neighbours.

How is a hexagonal close packed structure derived?

*For the hexagonal close-packed structure the derivation is similar. Here the unit cell consist of three primitive unit cells is a hexagonal prism containing six atoms (if the particles in the crystal are atoms).

## What is the position of a hexagonal diamond cell?

Positions are given in terms of fractional coordinates relative to the unit-cell edge-vectors: This is the Wurtzite crystal structure, a hexagonal unit cell with alternating species. This lattice can be thought of as the hexagonal-dimaond analog of the cubic-diamond cristobalite.

### What is the packing factor of a hexagonal unit cell?

Hexagonal Close-Packed Atomic Packing Factor The Atomic Packing Factor (APF) is essentially the density of the unit cell. Since we use the hard sphere model, each point inside the cell is either part of an atom, or part of the void. APF is basically the fraction of atoms to void.

#### What is the coordination number of the hexagonal closest packed?

The hexagonal closest packed (hcp) has a coordination number of 12 and contains 6 atoms per unit cell.