Silicon Crystal Lattice Structure
This is a view of the
silicon crystal lattice structure.
This is the same crystal structure formed by carbon to make diamond.
The basic cubic cell has an atom in each corner and one in the center of
each face. There are four additional atoms, two lodged in between at
opposite corners of the bottom, and two at the top.
The direction of these
two pairs lie at right angles to each other. Each atom bonds with
four adjacent atoms and is fairly content. This view is down the
<110> direction. There are three additional
directions through which similar tunnels run.
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