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Bravais Lattices, Surfaces Nets, and Buckminsterfullerenes

Volume 3, Issue 3
Summer 1993
C. E. J. Mitchell and A. B. McLean, Queen's University, Kingston

We illustrate how Mathematica can be used to generate graphical representations of atomic crystal structure. These include crystal structures which are periodic in all three spatial dimensions, and structures which have reduced symmetry in one or more spatial dimensions. As special cases of the latter we model the relaxed (110) surface of the compound semiconductor GaAs and the Buckminsterfullerene molecule.

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