Gold: crystal structure

  • Space group: Fm-3m (Space group number: 225)
  • Structure: ccp (cubic close-packed)
  • Cell parameters:
    • a: 407.82 pm
    • b: 407.82 pm
    • c: 407.82 pm
    • α: 90.000°
    • β: 90.000°
    • γ: 90.000°

You may view the structure of gold:

goldcrystal structure image (ball and stick style)
The closest Au-Au separation is 288.4 pm implying a gold metallic radius of 144.2 pm


A. Maeland and T. B. Flanagan, Can. J. Phys., 1964, 42, 2364.

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