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What is a lattice?
Question Date: 2007-02-24
Answer 1:

A lattice refers to the regular spacing of atoms in a crystal. You can visualize this on a page as the closest packing of points that you can draw onto apage, given a certain set of rules with what kind of points you have (e.g. red points have to be next to blue points, not blue next to blue, or something like that). Crystal lattices of course are three-dimensional, but it's the same concept.

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