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Thu February 17, 2011 By: Meera Revindran

is the no. of atoms in a body-centered unit cell equal to that of an end-centered unit cell?

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Fri February 18, 2011
Dear Student
 
 
yes.
 
No of atoms in a Body centred unit cell = 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
End-centred:----When in addition to the particles at the corners, there are particles at the centre of the end faces.
 
No of atoms per unit cell = 8 x 1/8 + 2 x 1/2 = 2
 
 
 
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