Lattice Constant of an element

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kalemaxon89

Joined Oct 12, 2022
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Let us assume that we are considering Germanium.

How can I find the lattice constant?

I have seen that there are different formulas for space lattice depending on the case FCC (face-centred cubic), BCC (body-centred cubic) and SC (simple cubic) ... but I don't know how to proceed.
 

Papabravo

Joined Feb 24, 2006
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Using an online search would be my first choice. There does not appear to be universal agreement on a precise value. Something in the range of 3-6 Angstroms appears to be common.
 

Papabravo

Joined Feb 24, 2006
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I suspect that question purposely misstated it stymie those who looked up the answer.
I did consult more than one source, but I did not take a deeper dive. In the days before the internet, we had the CRC handbook to refer to. I lost mine in one of my moves.
 

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kalemaxon89

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