primitive cell

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primitive cell

[′prim·əd·iv ′sel]
(crystallography)
A parallelepiped whose edges are defined by the primitive translations of a crystal lattice; it is a unit cell of minimum volume.
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For simplification, we assume that [a.sub.[mu]], [mu] = 1, 2, 3, 4, are mutually perpendicular primitive lattice vectors. We choose directions of the axes of the Cartesian coordinate system coinciding with the vector [a.sub.[mu]].