Encyclopedia of Crystallographic Prototypes

AFLOW Prototype: A3B_hP8_176_h_c

  • M. J. Mehl, D. Hicks, C. Toher, O. Levy, R. M. Hanson, G. L. W. Hart, and S. Curtarolo, The AFLOW Library of Crystallographic Prototypes: Part 1, Comp. Mat. Sci. 136, S1-S828 (2017). (doi=10.1016/j.commatsci.2017.01.017)
  • D. Hicks, M. J. Mehl, E. Gossett, C. Toher, O. Levy, R. M. Hanson, G. L. W. Hart, and S. Curtarolo, The AFLOW Library of Crystallographic Prototypes: Part 2, Comp. Mat. Sci. 161, S1-S1011 (2019). (doi=10.1016/j.commatsci.2018.10.043)
  • D. Hicks, M.J. Mehl, M. Esters, C. Oses, O. Levy, G.L.W. Hart, C. Toher, and S. Curtarolo, The AFLOW Library of Crystallographic Prototypes: Part 3, Comp. Mat. Sci. 199, 110450 (2021). (doi=10.1016/j.commatsci.2021.110450)

UCl3 Structure: A3B_hP8_176_h_c

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Prototype : UCl3
AFLOW prototype label : A3B_hP8_176_h_c
Strukturbericht designation : None
Pearson symbol : hP8
Space group number : 176
Space group symbol : $P6_{3}/m$
AFLOW prototype command : aflow --proto=A3B_hP8_176_h_c
--params=
$a$,$c/a$,$x_{2}$,$y_{2}$


Hexagonal primitive vectors:

\[ \begin{array}{ccc} \mathbf{a}_1 & = & \frac12 \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} - \frac{\sqrt3}2 \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} \\ \mathbf{a}_2 & = & \frac12 \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \frac{\sqrt3}2 \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} \\ \mathbf{a}_3 & = & c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} \\ \end{array} \]

Basis vectors:

\[ \begin{array}{ccccccc} & & \text{Lattice Coordinates} & & \text{Cartesian Coordinates} &\text{Wyckoff Position} & \text{Atom Type} \\ \mathbf{B}_{1} & = & \frac{1}{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \frac{2}{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \frac{1}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \frac{1}{2}a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \frac{1}{2\sqrt{3}}a \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \frac{1}{4}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(2c\right) & \text{U} \\ \mathbf{B}_{2} & = & \frac{2}{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \frac{1}{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \frac{3}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \frac{1}{2}a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}- \frac{1}{2\sqrt{3}}a \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \frac{3}{4}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(2c\right) & \text{U} \\ \mathbf{B}_{3} & = & x_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + y_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \frac{1}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \frac{1}{2}\left(x_{2}+y_{2}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \frac{\sqrt{3}}{2}\left(-x_{2}+y_{2}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \frac{1}{4}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(6h\right) & \text{Cl} \\ \mathbf{B}_{4} & = & -y_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(x_{2}-y_{2}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \frac{1}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2}x_{2}-y_{2}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \frac{\sqrt{3}}{2}x_{2}a \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \frac{1}{4}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(6h\right) & \text{Cl} \\ \mathbf{B}_{5} & = & \left(-x_{2}+y_{2}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{1}-x_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \frac{1}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(-x_{2}+\frac{1}{2}y_{2}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}-\frac{\sqrt{3}}{2}y_{2}a \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \frac{1}{4}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(6h\right) & \text{Cl} \\ \mathbf{B}_{6} & = & -x_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{1}-y_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \frac{3}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & -\frac{1}{2}\left(x_{2}+y_{2}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \frac{\sqrt{3}}{2}\left(x_{2}-y_{2}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \frac{3}{4}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(6h\right) & \text{Cl} \\ \mathbf{B}_{7} & = & y_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(-x_{2}+y_{2}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \frac{3}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(-\frac{1}{2}x_{2}+y_{2}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}-\frac{\sqrt{3}}{2}x_{2}a \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \frac{3}{4}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(6h\right) & \text{Cl} \\ \mathbf{B}_{8} & = & \left(x_{2}-y_{2}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + x_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \frac{3}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(x_{2}-\frac{1}{2}y_{2}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \frac{\sqrt{3}}{2}y_{2}a \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \frac{3}{4}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(6h\right) & \text{Cl} \\ \end{array} \]

References

  • W. H. Zachariasen, Crystal chemical studies of the 5f–series of elements. I. New structure types, Acta Cryst. 1, 265–268 (1948), doi:10.1107/S0365110X48000703.

Found in

  • P. Villars and K. Cenzual, Pearson's Crystal Data – Crystal Structure Database for Inorganic Compounds, ASM International (2013).

Geometry files


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