Introductory Solid State Physics (Second Edition) by H.P. Meyers, Visit Amazon's H.P. Myers Page, search results,

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The symmetry and occupancy of the shells are the same and it is not surprising that we find a parallel variation of the binding or cohesive energy. Let us do the same for the elements in vertical columns of the periodic table: we choose the solid rare gases Ne-Rn and the alkali metals Li-Cs; see Fig. 4. In both cases there is a well-defined trend, but, whereas the binding energy for the alkali metals decreases with atomic number, that of the solid rare gases increases. 2 The periodic table of the elements.

10 illustrates. 740. 680 and is a more open structure. Other sequences are found even in the elements. Thus Nd has the double hexagonal structure… ABACAB…. 9 Different sites in a close-packed plane of spheres are labelled A, B and C. Crystallography 37 Crystallography The unit cell of hcp structure is shown in Fig. 10, but the basic unit is seen to be the rhombus based cell containing two atoms. The hcp structure is therefore built around this primitive cell using the basis 000, . Crystallographic practice favours the complete hexagonal cell, and whereas one may apply the Miller system to index planes, its use is inconvenient because symmetrically equivalent planes do not have the same index numbers.

These general results are of considerable qualitative significance in understanding the electronic structure of solids. (d) The metallic bond. We use the word ‘bond’ when we can clearly recognize the forces that are at work, as in the dipole-dipole interactions of the van der Waals mechanism or the electrostatic forces between regular arrays of point charges. The covalent bond is more difficult to appreciate in this way, and we concentrate on the geometry of the charge distribution as being the recognizable trademark.

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