Model depicting face-centred cubic packing, 1975.

Image number: 10302759

Model depicting face-centred cubic packing, 1975.

This model made from ping-pong balls represents an example of face-centred cubic packing, a structural form which occurs in crystals.

Image number:
10302759
Credit:
Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
Date taken:
20 October 2003 13:35
Image rights:
Science Museum