Monday, June 23, 2014

Day 6 blog Amber Latona 6/23

Today was extremely boring. I felt like it went by really fast though. I haven't really gotten started on my actual project yet. I've just been doing a lot of research.
Today, I read another packet. It was titled "Atomic and Ionic Arrangements".
There was information on Bravais Lattices and crystal structures, which I already knew about since I researched them.

I learned about Long range order and short range order. Long range order includes metals and semiconductors. Short range order includes non-crystalline and amorphous. I learned about the packing factor, which is the fraction of space occupied by atoms. This equation is written as follows:
(#of atoms/cell) (Volume of each atom)
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volume of unit cell
 
 
The density equation was in this reading and I already was familiar with it from chemistry. I knew Avogadro's number! It is 6.02 x 10 23rd power.
 
Lastly, I learned about Miller indices which is a set of procedures following to solve an equation on Bravais Lattices. There are two separate procedures. One is for the coordinate system and the other is for planes.
 
For the rest of my day, I posted my blog challenge and researched Universities for it.  

 
I hope this week becomes more exciting.

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