Dolomite [MgCa(CO3)2, $G1_{1}$] Structure : A2BCD6_hR10_148_c_a_b_f

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Prototype : C2CaMgO6
AFLOW prototype label : A2BCD6_hR10_148_c_a_b_f
Strukturbericht designation : $G1_{1}$
Pearson symbol : hR10
Space group number : 148
Space group symbol : $R\bar{3}$
AFLOW prototype command : aflow --proto=A2BCD6_hR10_148_c_a_b_f
--params=
$a$,$c/a$,$x_{3}$,$x_{4}$,$y_{4}$,$z_{4}$


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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{Ca} \\ \mathbf{B}_{2} & = & \frac{1}{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \frac{1}{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \frac{1}{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \frac{1}{2}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(1b\right) & \mbox{Mg} \\ \mathbf{B}_{3} & = & 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{C} \\ \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{C} \\ \mathbf{B}_{5} & = & x_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + y_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + z_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \frac{1}{2}\left(x_{4}-z_{4}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(-\frac{1}{2\sqrt{3}}x_{4}+\frac{1}{\sqrt{3}}y_{4}-\frac{1}{2\sqrt{3}}z_{4}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \frac{1}{3}\left(x_{4}+y_{4}+z_{4}\right)c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(6f\right) & \mbox{O} \\ \mathbf{B}_{6} & = & z_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + x_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + y_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \frac{1}{2}\left(-y_{4}+z_{4}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{\sqrt{3}}x_{4}-\frac{1}{2\sqrt{3}}y_{4}-\frac{1}{2\sqrt{3}}z_{4}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \frac{1}{3}\left(x_{4}+y_{4}+z_{4}\right)c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(6f\right) & \mbox{O} \\ \mathbf{B}_{7} & = & y_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + z_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + x_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \frac{1}{2}\left(-x_{4}+y_{4}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(-\frac{1}{2\sqrt{3}}x_{4}-\frac{1}{2\sqrt{3}}y_{4}+\frac{1}{\sqrt{3}}z_{4}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \frac{1}{3}\left(x_{4}+y_{4}+z_{4}\right)c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(6f\right) & \mbox{O} \\ \mathbf{B}_{8} & = & -x_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{1}-y_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2}-z_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \frac{1}{2}\left(-x_{4}+z_{4}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2\sqrt{3}}x_{4}-\frac{1}{\sqrt{3}}y_{4}+\frac{1}{2\sqrt{3}}z_{4}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}-\frac{1}{3}\left(x_{4}+y_{4}+z_{4}\right)c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(6f\right) & \mbox{O} \\ \mathbf{B}_{9} & = & -z_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{1}-x_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2}-y_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \frac{1}{2}\left(y_{4}-z_{4}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(-\frac{1}{\sqrt{3}}x_{4}+\frac{1}{2\sqrt{3}}y_{4}+\frac{1}{2\sqrt{3}}z_{4}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}-\frac{1}{3}\left(x_{4}+y_{4}+z_{4}\right)c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(6f\right) & \mbox{O} \\ \mathbf{B}_{10} & = & -y_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{1}-z_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2}-x_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \frac{1}{2}\left(x_{4}-y_{4}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2\sqrt{3}}x_{4}+\frac{1}{2\sqrt{3}}y_{4}-\frac{1}{\sqrt{3}}z_{4}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}-\frac{1}{3}\left(x_{4}+y_{4}+z_{4}\right)c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(6f\right) & \mbox{O} \\ \end{array} \]

References

  • R. J. Reeder and S. A. Markgraf, High–temperature crystal chemistry of dolomite, Am. Mineral. 71, 795–804 (1986).

Found in

  • R. T. Downs and M. Hall–Wallace, The American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database, Am. Mineral. 88, 247–250 (2003).

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