Encyclopedia of Crystallographic Prototypes

AFLOW Prototype: AB_hP4_194_c_d

  • 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)

BN ($B_{k}$) Structure: AB_hP4_194_c_d

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Prototype : BN
AFLOW prototype label : AB_hP4_194_c_d
Strukturbericht designation : $B_{k}$
Pearson symbol : hP4
Space group number : 194
Space group symbol : $\text{P6}_{3}\text{/mmc}$
AFLOW prototype command : aflow --proto=AB_hP4_194_c_d
--params=
$a$,$c/a$


Other compounds with this structure

  • ZnO nanowires

  • This is the corrected boron nitride structure found by (Pease, 1950) and (Pease, 1952). See further discussion on the B12 page.

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:

\[ \begin{array}{ccccccc} & & \text{Lattice Coordinates} & & \text{Cartesian Coordinates} &\text{Wyckoff Position} & \text{Atom Type} \\ \mathbf{B}_{1}& = &\frac13 \, \mathbf{a}_{1}+ \frac23 \, \mathbf{a}_{2}+ \frac14 \, \mathbf{a}_{3}& = &\frac12 \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}+ \frac{1}{2\sqrt{3}} \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}+ \frac14 \, c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}}& \left(2c\right) & \text{B} \\ \mathbf{B}_{2}& = &\frac23 \, \mathbf{a}_{1}+ \frac13 \, \mathbf{a}_{2}+ \frac34 \, \mathbf{a}_{3}& = &\frac12 \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}- \frac{1}{2\sqrt{3}} \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}+ \frac34 \, c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}}& \left(2c\right) & \text{B} \\ \mathbf{B}_{3}& = &\frac13 \, \mathbf{a}_{1}+ \frac23 \, \mathbf{a}_{2}+ \frac34 \, \mathbf{a}_{3}& = &\frac12 \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}+ \frac{1}{2\sqrt{3}} \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}+ \frac34 \, c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}}& \left(2d\right) & \text{N} \\ \mathbf{B}_{4}& = &\frac23 \, \mathbf{a}_{1}+ \frac13 \, \mathbf{a}_{2}+ \frac14 \, \mathbf{a}_{3}& = &\frac12 \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}- \frac{1}{2\sqrt{3}} \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}+ \frac14 \, c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}}& \left(2d\right) & \text{N} \\ \end{array} \]

References

  • R. S. Pease, Crystal Structure of Boron Nitride, Nature 165, 722–723 (1950), doi:10.1038/165722b0.

Found in

  • R. W. G. Wyckoff, Crystal Structures Vol. 1 (Wiley, 1963), 2nd edn., pp. 184-5.

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