unit cell

noun

Definition of unit cell

: the simplest polyhedron that embodies all the structural characteristics of and by indefinite repetition makes up the lattice of a crystal

Examples of unit cell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kenneth Hall, 59, who was found unresponsive in a medical unit cell Nov. 29 of apparent heart disease. Krista Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 30 Mar. 2022 So the team created a nanomaterial that consists of equal amounts of opposite chiral unit cells, according to the paper. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 30 Sep. 2019 On Wednesday afternoon, Throckmorton was found unresponsive in the medical unit cell, Swafford said. Ashley Remkus | Aremkus@al.com, al, 26 Sep. 2019 The Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed Epstein's death, saying he was found unresponsive in his special housing unit cell at Metropolitan Correctional Center around 6:30 a.m. ET. Ray Sanchez, CNN, 10 Aug. 2019 The scientists discovered that electrons are more likely to be found along the northern bond in some unit cells and the eastern bond in others. Quanta Magazine, 30 Apr. 2014 Polymers Plastics, also called polymers, are produced by linking together small building blocks, or unit cells. National Geographic, 16 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of unit cell

1907, in the meaning defined above

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“Unit cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unit%20cell. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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