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Crystal structure of Diamond. Diamond structure is like a face-centered cubic(FCC) lattice. Each carbon atom joins four other carbon atoms in regular tetrahedrons. A tetrahedron has four faces and six edges. It is like an Egyptian pyramid in which the base is a triangle instead of a square.

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## Crystal structure of Diamond

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**Crystal structure of Diamond**Diamond structure is like a face-centered cubic(FCC) lattice. Each carbon atom joins four other carbon atoms in regular tetrahedrons. A tetrahedron has four faces and six edges. It is like an Egyptian pyramid in which the base is a triangle instead of a square.**Diamond structure**Imagine a face-centered cubic lattice! Diamond is composed of pure carbon.**Diamond structure**view the cube from a green arrow along the diagonal a diagonal passing through the center of a cube**1**3 2 1 2 3 Diamond structure This is the cubic lattice viewed from a green arrow. In a diamond structure, a carbon exists at the center of a regular tetrahedron consisted of a and three .**1**3 2 1 3 2 Diamond structure**1**3 2 1 3 2 Diamond structure**1**3 2 1 3 2 Diamond structure**1**3 2 1 3 2 Diamond structure**1**3 2 Diamond structure**1**3 2 Diamond structure This structure shows one unit cell of the diamond structure. The diamond structure can be viewed as a face-centered cubic array with half of the tetrahedral holes filled.

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