This article provides answers to the following questions, among others:
- Why do metals have a regular structure?
- What is meant by a crystal?
- How does the atomic structure of an amorphous solid look like?
- Which statement does the lattice constant provide?
- What is the order of magnitude of the lattice constant of metals?
- How many atoms are contained in an iron cube of 25 mm edge length?
- What is a unit cell?