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Bravais Lattices, Surface Nets, and Buckminsterfullerenes

Alastair McLean
Organization: Queen's University
Department: Physics
Caroline Mitchell
Journal / Anthology

The Mathematica Journal
Year: 1993
Volume: 3
Issue: 3
Page range: 65-68

We illustrate how Mathematica can be used to generate graphical representations of atomic crystal structures. These include crystal structures which are periodic in all three spatial dimensions, and structures which have reduced symmetry in one or more spatial dimensions. As special cases of the latter we model the relaxed (110) surface of the compound semiconductor GaAs and the Buckminsterfullerene molecule.

*Science > Chemistry
*Science > Physics > Crystallography