Q: What are the densities of various nice packings of spheres (cubic, triangular close-packed, diamond molecule, etc)?
|Diamond molecule||pi*sqrt(3) / 16||0.34008+|
|Cubic||pi / 6||0.52359+|
|Body-centred cubic||pi*sqrt(3) / 8||0.68017+|
|Triangular close-packing||pi / (3*sqrt(2))||0.74048+|
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