Chapter 9.3 Typical interatomic distances: metals and alloys
Mathematical, physical and chemical tables
First Online Edition (2006)
Part 9. Basic structural features
Published Online: 1 JAN 2006
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How to Cite
Daams, J. L. C., Rodgers, J. R. and Villars, P. 2006. Typical interatomic distances: metals and alloys. International Tables for Crystallography. C:9:9.3:774–777.
- Published Online: 1 JAN 2006
Typical interatomic distances in metals and alloys are reviewed. Metallic, atomic and covalent radii are compared and a linear dependence between the interatomic distance and the mean metallic radii is shown. Much more information about the short-range atomic arrangement, and a deeper insight into the geometry within a structure type, is obtained by looking at the coordination polyhedra (atomic environments) instead of looking only at the interatomic distances. The 23 most frequently occurring atomic environment types are illustrated.
- basic structural features;
- interatomic distances;