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what do you mean by rank of an unit cell?

what do you mean by rank of an unit cell?


3 Answers

Sunil Kumar FP
askIITians Faculty 183 Points
6 years ago
Rank of the unit cell : rank of a cell is the number of atoms a substance contains in its unit cell
for example : if the cell has bcc structure its rank wud be= 1/8 * 8 + 1=2
similarly fcc wud hav rank=4
remeber rank of o unit cell is different from coordination number which is the number of nearest neighbors of a point in a space lattice, of an atom or an ion in a solid, or of an anion or cation in a solution
mansi kulkarni
22 Points
6 years ago
is it also called effective no. of atoms for a unit cell?
Vedant Mohanty
11 Points
2 years ago
Simple cubic unit cell have a rank 1 and face centred cubic cell have rank 4 and body centred unit cell have rank 2

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