Wigner-Seitz cell

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Wigner-Seitz cell

[′wig·nər ′zīts ‚sel]
(crystallography)
A polyhedron about an atom in a face-centered cubic structure, made by drawing planes which perpendicularly bisect the lines to the nearest neighbors; in a body-centered cubic structure, bisecting planes of lines to nearest neighbors and next-nearest neighbors are used; such polyhedra fill space.
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