Evolution of Symmetry in Elemental Crystals

In a recent paper in the scientific journal Symmetry[1], the harmonic evolution of structural symmetry was illustrated on the basis of three principles: atomic attraction, repulsion and 3D space limitations. In order to obtain high symmetrical structural motifs, including the Platonic Solids, a simple bottom-up atomistic crystal growth model derived for equivalent atoms and a…
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February 9, 2021 0