Hydrogen: crystal structures

  • Space group: P63/mmc
  • Space group number: 194
  • Structure: hcp (hexagonal close-packed).
  • Cell parameters:
    • a: 470 pm
    • b: 470 pm
    • c: 340 pm
    • α: 90.000°
    • β: 90.000°
    • γ: 120.000°

You may view the structure of hydrogen:

hydrogencrystal structure image (ball and stick style)
hydrogen crystal structure image (space filling style)

Each sphere in the picture is a molecule of hydrogen (H2).


J. van Kranendonk and H.P. Gush, Physics Letters A, 1962, 1, 22.

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