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Advanced Structural Inorganic Chemistry$
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Wai-Kee Li, Gong-Du Zhou, and Thomas Mak

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199216949

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216949.001.0001

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Basic Inorganic Crystal Structures and Materials

Basic Inorganic Crystal Structures and Materials

Chapter:
(p.364) 10 Basic Inorganic Crystal Structures and Materials
Source:
Advanced Structural Inorganic Chemistry
Author(s):

Wai-Kee Li

Gong-Du Zhou

Thomas Chung Wai Mak

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216949.003.0010

Following an extensive discussion on the symmetry of crystals in the previous chapter, a large number of crystal structures of inorganic compounds are collected in this chapter to familiarize readers with the most common space groups. The basic crystal structures introduced include cubic closest packing (NaCl, CaF2, cubic ZnS, spinel compounds, etc.), hexagonal closest packing (hexagonal ZnS, NiAS, CdI2, α-Al2O3, rutile, etc.), body-centered cubic packing (α-AgI, CsCl, etc.). The final two sections of the chapter cover perovskite structure, including superconductors belonging to this structural type, and magnetic materials such as SmCo5, Sm2Co17 and Nd2Fe14B.

Keywords:   alkaline-earth oxides, body-centered cubic packing, cubic closest packing, face-centered cubic, fluorite, hexagonal closest packing, magnetic materials, oxide superconductors, perovskite, rock salt

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