Problem: Calculate the packing efficiency of the two-dimensional lattice shown here:

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Packing efficiency can be calculated as:

PE = area of atomsarea of unit cellx100

Notice that each atom is represented by a circle which has an area of πr2

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Calculate the packing efficiency of the two-dimensional lattice shown here:

The figure shows a two-dimensional lattice which consists of 4 rows per 5 circles. The lattice is divided by grid so that each square of the grid contains 4 quarters of 4 neighboring circles. One of these squares is painted white.


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