A face-centered cubic sphere packing obtained by placing layers of spheres one on top of another. Because there are two distinct ways to place each layer on top of the previous one, there are an infinite number of such packings as the number of layers is increased.

# Barlow Packing

## See also

Kepler Conjecture, Sphere Packing## Explore with Wolfram|Alpha

## References

Barlow, W. "Probable Nature of the Internal Symmetry of Crystals."*Nature*

**29**, 186-188, 1883.Sloane, N. J. A. "Kepler's Conjecture Confirmed."

*Nature*

**395**, 435-436, 1998.

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