Helium: crystal structure

  • Space group: Fm3-m (Space group number: 225)
  • Structure: ccp (cubic close-packed)
  • Cell parameters:
    • a: 424.2 pm
    • b: 424.2 pm
    • c: 424.2 pm
    • α: 90.000°
    • β: 90.000°
    • γ: 90.000°

You may view the structure of helium:

heliumcrystal structure image (ball and stick style)


A.F. Schuch and R.L. Mills, Phys. Rev. Lett., 1961, 6, 596.

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