Barlow Packing

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.

See also

Kepler Conjecture, Sphere Packing

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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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Weisstein, Eric W. "Barlow Packing." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource.

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