Lanthanum: crystal structures

  • Space group: P63/mmc
  • Space group number: 194
  • Structure: hcp (hexagonal close-packed)
  • Cell parameters:
    • a: 377.2 pm
    • b: 377.2 pm
    • c: 1214.4 pm
    • α: 90.000°
    • β: 90.000°
    • γ: 120.000°

You may view the structure of lanthanum:

lanthanumcrystal structure image (ball and stick style)
lanthanum crystal structure image (space filling style)


B. J. Beaudry and P. E. Palmer, J. Less-Common Metals, 1974, 34, 225.

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