Close-packed lattices

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Close-packed steel balls on a plane :

Plane hexagonal lattice 1.JPGPlane hexagonal lattice 2.JPG



Left : face centered cubic lattice (fcc), Right : hexagonal close-packed lattice (hcp)

Fcc lattice 5.JPGHexagonal close-packed lattice 5.JPG

Fcc lattice 1.JPGHexagonal close-packed lattice 1.JPG

Fcc lattice 2.JPGHexagonal close-packed lattice 2.JPG

Fcc lattice 3.JPGHexagonal close-packed lattice 3.JPG

Fcc lattice 4.jpgHexagonal close-packed lattice 4.JPG


See also :

Face-centered cubic lattice