The Structure of the Diamond

  title={The Structure of the Diamond},
  author={William Henry Sir Bragg and William Lawrence Sir Bragg},
WE have applied the new methods of investigation involving the use of X-rays to the case of the diamond, and have arrived at a result which seems of considerable interest. The structure is extremely simple. Every carbon atom has four neighbours at equal distances from it, and in directions symmetrically related to each other. The directions are perpendicular to the four cleavage or (111) planes of the diamond; parallel, therefore, to the four lines which join the centre of a given regular… 

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