# Superlattice

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- | <font color="blue">Superréseau</font> (''Fr'') | + | <font color="blue">Superréseau</font> (''Fr''). <font color="red">Übergitter</font> (''Ge''). <font color="black">Superreticolo</font> (''It''). <font color="purple">超格子</font> (''Ja''). |

- | A [[Direct lattice|lattice]] '''L'''' obtained | + | |

+ | A [[Direct lattice|lattice]] '''L'''' obtained from another lattice '''L''' by adding one or more sets of nodes is called a '''superlattice of L'''. The translation [[subgroup]] '''T'''' of '''L'''' is a [[supergroup]] of the translation subgroup '''T''' of '''L'''. The [[unit cell]] of '''L'''' is smaller than the unit cell of '''L''' and is therefore called a [[subcell]]. | ||

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+ | In chemistry and material science literature the term superlattice is often incorrectly used to indicate a [[superstructure]]. | ||

==See also== | ==See also== |

## Latest revision as of 09:23, 17 February 2019

Superréseau (*Fr*). Übergitter (*Ge*). Superreticolo (*It*). 超格子 (*Ja*).

A lattice **L'** obtained from another lattice **L** by adding one or more sets of nodes is called a **superlattice of L**. The translation subgroup **T'** of **L'** is a supergroup of the translation subgroup **T** of **L**. The unit cell of **L'** is smaller than the unit cell of **L** and is therefore called a subcell.

In chemistry and material science literature the term superlattice is often incorrectly used to indicate a superstructure.