1.11 Name the parameters that characterise a unit cell.

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A unit cell is characterised by:- 

  (i) its dimensions along the three edges a, b and c. These edges may or may not be mutually perpendicular.

 (ii) angles between the edges, α (between b and c), β (between a and c) and γ (between a and b). Thus, a unit cell is characterised by six parameters

      a, b, c, α, β and γ. 

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