diamond structure

diamond structure

[‚dī·mənd ‚strək·chər]
(crystallography)
A crystal structure in which each atom is the center of a tetrahedron formed by its nearest neighbors.
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The outer walls enclose the archaeological and are designed as steel diamond structure.
They benefit from stability thanks to our status as one of the oldest and most established schools in the North and our Diamond Structure means their happiness is cared for with specialist pastoral care.
The Diamond Structure of Dame Allan's means our students also benefit from specialist pastoral care.
A different method looks not to the diamond structure but to tiny mineral grains, known as inclusions, that get trapped within the diamond as it grows.
The impressive results also demonstrate the benefits of the Diamond Structure of Dame Allan's.
The strength of the diamond structure is not only the gender divide between 11 and 16 and the academic benefits this brings, but also the fact that this composition of four smaller units gives every young person the security to develop and flourish at Dame Allan's.
Polyisoprene and polystyrene copolymers often form interlaced networks having a tetrahedral geometry, resembling the way carbon atoms each link to four neighbors in a diamond structure.
The parents particularly praised the schools' ethos and their diamond structure, which is unique in the region.
The school's diamond structure provides all the academic benefits of single sex education, combined with the social and cultural advantages of co-education.
They are achievements that have been nurtured in the unique diamond structure of Dame Allan's Schools.
Dame Allan's principal Dr John Hind said: "This new building will bring all our nursery and junior school boys and girls together on one site and will enable us to develop further our family ethos within our distinctive diamond structure.
Principal David Welsh said: "Our unique diamond structure combines the academic benefits of single sex education balanced by the wider cultural and social benefits of co-education.