Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction

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Chapter 3 - The Structure of Crystalline Solids - Questions and Problems - Page 97: 3.1


Atomic structure: protons/neutrons/electrons Crystal structure: arrangement of atoms in a solid

Work Step by Step

Atomic structure dictates the make-up of an atom (i.e. the protons/neutrons in the nucleus) and the associated electrons. Crystal structure refers to how these atoms are arranged together (typically in a periodic, repeating way).
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