Building Crystals with Unit Cells

Steven Dutch, Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

The picture above shows how a common crystal shape can be built out of cubic unit cells. It shows how the exterior form of a crystal relates to its unit cells. Many other examples are accessible from this page.

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Created 15 Sept. 1997, Last Update Sept. 15, 1997

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