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Meaning of "unit cell" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF UNIT CELL

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF UNIT CELL

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Unit cell is a noun.
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WHAT DOES UNIT CELL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Crystal structure

In mineralogy and crystallography, a crystal structure is a unique arrangement of atoms or molecules in a crystalline liquid or solid. A crystal structure describes a highly ordered structure, occurring due to the intrinsic nature of molecules to form symmetric patterns. A crystal structure can be thought of as an infinitely repeating array of 3D 'boxes', known as unit cells. The unit cell is calculated from the simplest possible representation of molecules, known as the asymmetric unit. The asymmetric unit is translated to the unit cell through symmetry operations, and the resultant crystal lattice is constructed through repetition of the unit cell infinitely in 3-dimensions. Patterns are located upon the points of a lattice, which is an array of points repeating periodically in three dimensions. The lengths of the edges of a unit cell and the angles between them are called the lattice parameters. The symmetry properties of the crystal are embodied in its space group. A crystal's structure and symmetry play a role in determining many of its physical properties, such as cleavage, electronic band structure, and optical transparency. Insulin crystals...

Definition of unit cell in the English dictionary

The definition of unit cell in the dictionary is the smallest group of atoms, ions, or molecules that is characteristic of a particular crystal lattice.

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WORDS THAT END LIKE UNIT CELL

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Synonyms and antonyms of unit cell in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «unit cell» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF UNIT CELL

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The translations of unit cell from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «unit cell» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

晶胞
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

celda unidad
570 millions of speakers

English

unit cell
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

यूनिट सेल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الخلية وحدة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Элементарная ячейка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

célula unitária
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একক কোষ
260 millions of speakers

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maille
220 millions of speakers

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Sel unit
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Einheitszelle
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

単位格子
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

유닛 셀
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Unit sel
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

tế bào đơn vị
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அலகு செல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

युनिट सेल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Birim hücre
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cella unitaria
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

komórka elementarna
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Translator English - Ukrainian

елементарна комірка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

unitate de celulă
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Translator English - Greek

μονάδα κυττάρων
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Translator English - Afrikaans

eenheidsel
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Translator English - Swedish

enhetscell
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

enhetscelle
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «UNIT CELL»

The term «unit cell» is quite widely used and occupies the 53.596 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «UNIT CELL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about unit cell

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «UNIT CELL»

Discover the use of unit cell in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to unit cell and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Principles of Chemistry: The Molecular Science
When the cubes pack into three-dimensional space, an atom at a corner is shared among eight cubes (Figure 11.21); thus only one eighth of each corner atom is actually within the unit cell. Since a cube has eight corners and since one eighth ...
John Moore, Conrad Stanitski, Peter Jurs, 2009
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Competition Science Vision
Density as a criterion of structure of a unit cell : The solids have the different number of particles in a unit cell, each of these structures would have different density. The first step towards the identifying the structure of suppose nickel metal will ...
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Understanding Solids: The Science of Materials
formula units in the unit cell, written as Z. The unit cell of rutile, given above, has Z = 2, which means that there are two Ti02 units in the cell, that is, two Ti atoms and four 0 atoms. A vast number of structures have been determined, and it is very ...
Richard J. D. Tilley, 2013
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Crystal Structure Determination
6.4.3 The Asymmetric Unit The asymmetric unit is the name given to that minimum group of atoms whose positions, together with those generated by the symmetry operations of the space group generate the complete contents of the unit celL ...
Werner Massa, 2004
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Understanding Single-Crystal X-Ray Crystallography
This type of unit cell is also known as a body-centered unit cell. If the lattice point is in the center of only one of the three unique faces of a unit cell then one of the unit cell axes will be parallel to a vector connecting the lattice points in two ...
Dennis W. Bennett, 2010
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General Chemistry, Enhanced Edition
FIGURE 11.33 Cubic unit cells The simple cubic unit cell has lattice points only at the corners; the body-centered cubic unit cell also has a lattice point at the center of the cell; and the face-centered cubic unit cell has lattice points at the centers ...
Darrell Ebbing, Steven D. Gammon, 2010
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Chemistry: Principles and Practice
Figure 11.20 The unit cell. Red dots represent the lattice points, which are usually the centers of atoms or molecules. (a) The unit cell consists of a small number of lattice points needed to define the arrangement in the crystal. (b)The crystal ...
Daniel Reger, Scott Goode, David Ball, 2009
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Unit Cell Analysis of Composite Microstructures
determining the mechanical properties of a unit cell based on Classical Laminate Theory. The constitutive matrix was integrated over the area of the unit cell and averaged. The constitutive matrix was found by dividing the cell into regions and  ...
Shawn Christopher Klann, 2008
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Chemical Principles
(b) (c) atom atom 1 2 1 8 The net number of spheres in a face-centered cubic unit cell. (a) Note that the sphere on a corner of the colored cell is shared with 7 other unit cells. Thus 18 of such a sphere lies within a given unit cell. Since there are ...
Steven Zumdahl, 2007
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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity
Number of Ca2+ ions: One ion is in the cube center = 1 net Ca2+ ion Number of O2− ions: (12 O2− ions in cube edges) × (1⁄4 of each ion inside unit cell) = 3 net O2− ions Thus, the formula of perovskite is CaTiO3. Think about Your Answer ...
John Kotz, Paul Treichel, John Townsend, 2014

6 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «UNIT CELL»

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This Guy Staged 'Ingenious' Escape From Iowa Prison
Justin Kestner, 25, escaped early Sunday from an A-Pod unit cell at Fort Madison's Iowa State Penitentiary, which houses some of the state's most difficult ... «Newser, Jul 15»
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Wounded killer escapee moved from hospital to prison in central …
The convicts executed an intricate break out on June 6 by sawing holes in their maximum security unit cells at the Clinton Correctional Facility, busting through a ... «Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Jul 15»
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Atomium in Brussels
This model of an iron crystal unit cell magnified billions of times symbolically represents the peaceful use of nuclear energy. Originally there was even a nuclear ... «Deutsche Welle, Jul 15»
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Researchers develop fully textile waveguide antenna using a …
... to have developed a fully textile waveguide antenna using a metamaterial inspired unit cell that is also used in composite right/left-handed transmission lines. «Phys.Org, Mar 14»
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Unit Cells in Nanostructured, Hollow Ceramic Scaffolds Display …
Each unit cell is on the order of 10 microns, each strut length within the unit cell is about three to five microns, the diameter of each strut is less than one micron, ... «AZoNano.com, Sep 13»
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Viewpoint: Electrons Weigh in on Ferroelectricity
(a) The cubic unit cell of BaTiO is shown with Ti in green, Ba in blue, and O in red. Some of the electron orbitals for the oxygen ions are drawn sc... Show more. «Physics, Jun 12»

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