MnBi2Te4 Structure : A2BC4_hR7_166_c_a_2c

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Prototype : Bi2MnTe4
AFLOW prototype label : A2BC4_hR7_166_c_a_2c
Strukturbericht designation : None
Pearson symbol : hR7
Space group number : 166
Space group symbol : $R\bar{3}m$
AFLOW prototype command : aflow --proto=A2BC4_hR7_166_c_a_2c
--params=
$a$,$c/a$,$x_{2}$,$x_{3}$,$x_{4}$


  • We use the data taken at 10 K. Except for the magnetic ordering there is no substantial change in the structure up to room temperature.

Rhombohedral primitive vectors:

\[ \begin{array}{ccc} \mathbf{a}_1 & = & ~ \frac12 \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} - \frac{1}{2\sqrt{3}} \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \frac13 \, c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} \\ \mathbf{a}_2 & = & \frac{1}{\sqrt{3}} \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \frac13 \, c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} \\ \mathbf{a}_3 & = & - \frac12 \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} - \frac{1}{2\sqrt{3}} \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \frac13 \, c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} \\ \end{array} \]

Basis vectors:

\[ \begin{array}{ccccccc} & & \mbox{Lattice Coordinates} & & \mbox{Cartesian Coordinates} &\mbox{Wyckoff Position} & \mbox{Atom Type} \\ \mathbf{B}_{1} & = & 0 \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + 0 \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + 0 \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & 0 \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + 0 \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + 0 \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(1a\right) & \mbox{Mn} \\ \mathbf{B}_{2} & = & x_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + x_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + x_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & x_{2}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(2c\right) & \mbox{Bi} \\ \mathbf{B}_{3} & = & -x_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{1}-x_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{2}-x_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & -x_{2}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(2c\right) & \mbox{Bi} \\ \mathbf{B}_{4} & = & x_{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + x_{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + x_{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & x_{3}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(2c\right) & \mbox{Te I} \\ \mathbf{B}_{5} & = & -x_{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{1}-x_{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{2}-x_{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & -x_{3}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(2c\right) & \mbox{Te I} \\ \mathbf{B}_{6} & = & x_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + x_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + x_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & x_{4}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(2c\right) & \mbox{Te II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{7} & = & -x_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{1}-x_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2}-x_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & -x_{4}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(2c\right) & \mbox{Te II} \\ \end{array} \]

References

  • J.–Q. Yan, Q. Zhang, T. Heitmann, Z. Huang, K. Y. Chen, J.–G. Cheng, W. Wu, D. Vaknin, B. C. Sales, and R. J. McQueeney, Crystal growth and magnetic structure of MnBi2Te4, Phys. Rev. Mater. 3, 064202 (2019), doi:10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.3.064202.

Geometry files


Prototype Generator

aflow --proto=A2BC4_hR7_166_c_a_2c --params=

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