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Subject: Crystal structure of platinum
What is the crystal structure of platinum? How are the atoms placed together?
Platinum adopts a face centred cubic crystal structure. This is also known as a cubic close packed structure.
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Answer posted December 2004
Submitted by: Mr Brian Palumbo
Answered by: Richard Seymour
Affiliation: Johnson Matthey