(above) alpha tin (α-tin, α-Sn or grey tin) with atoms arranged in a diamond like
Tin: graphic of alpha tin (α-tin, α-Sn or grey tin) showing a diamond-like atomic array. This arrangement is stable below about 13 degrees.
Diamond crystal structure is a face centred cube with four additional atoms inside the cube. It is formed when an atom bonds to four neighbours which are positioned at the points of a regular tetrahedron. It is not a close packed arrangement.
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