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The Cesium Chloride Structure

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General Notes

Structural Information

CsCl Vital Statistics
Formula CsCl
Crystal System Cubic
Lattice Type Primitive
Space Group Pm3m, No. 221
Cell Parameters a = 4.123 Å, Z=1
Atomic Positions Cl: 0, 0, 0   Cs: 0.5, 0.5, 0.5
(can interchange if desired)
Density 3.99
Melting Point 646 degrees C
Alternate Names none
Isostructural
Compounds
NH4X, TlX (X = halide), CuZn (beta-brass),
AgZn, LiHg, MgSr

Structure

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Fig. 1 A single unit cell of CsCl Fig. 2 A 3x3x3 lattice of CsCl

Chime models

Fig. 5 A single unit cell of CsCl. Fig. 6 A 2x2x2 chunk of CsCl lattice.

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