Carbon: crystal structures

  • Space group: P63/mmc
  • Space group number: 194
  • Structure: hcp (hexagonal close-packed)
  • Cell parameters:
    • a: 246.4 pm
    • b: 246.4 pm
    • c: 671.1 pm
    • α: 90.000°
    • β: 90.000°
    • γ: 120.000°

You may view the structure of carbon:

carboncrystal structure image (ball and stick style)
carbon crystal structure image (space filling style)

References

P. Trucano and R. Chen, Nature, 1975, 258, 136.

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