Share this entry

Share this page

space lattice

Line breaks: space lat|tice

Definition of space lattice in English:

noun

Crystallography
A regular, indefinitely repeated array of points in three dimensions in which the points lie at the intersections of three sets of parallel equidistant planes.
Example sentences
  • The N particles are randomly placed on the phase space lattice with no more than one particle on a lattice site.
  • A regular space lattice is a particularly simple type of network.
  • For 3-dimensional space lattices we need 3 or in some cases 4 crystallographic axes that define directions within the crystal lattices.

Definition of space lattice in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day prepotent
Pronunciation: prɪˈpəʊt(ə)nt
adjective
greater than others in power or influence