Tolbachite (CuCl2) Structure : A2B_mC6_12_i_a

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Prototype : Cl2Cu
AFLOW prototype label : A2B_mC6_12_i_a
Strukturbericht designation : None
Pearson symbol : mC6
Space group number : 12
Space group symbol : $C2/m$
AFLOW prototype command : aflow --proto=A2B_mC6_12_i_a
--params=
$a$,$b/a$,$c/a$,$\beta$,$x_{2}$,$z_{2}$


Other compounds with this structure

  • CuBr2

Base-centered Monoclinic primitive vectors:

\[ \begin{array}{ccc} \mathbf{a}_1 & = & \frac12 \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} - \frac12 \, b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} \\ \mathbf{a}_2 & = & \frac12 \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \frac12 \, b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} \\ \mathbf{a}_3 & = & c \cos\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + c \sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} \\ \end{array} \]

Basis vectors:

\[ \begin{array}{ccccccc} & & \mbox{Lattice Coordinates} & & \mbox{Cartesian Coordinates} &\mbox{Wyckoff Position} & \mbox{Atom Type} \\ \mathbf{B}_{1} & = & 0 \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + 0 \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + 0 \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & 0 \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + 0 \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + 0 \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(2a\right) & \mbox{Cu} \\ \mathbf{B}_{2} & = & x_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + x_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + z_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(x_{2}a+z_{2}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + z_{2}c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4i\right) & \mbox{Cl} \\ \mathbf{B}_{3} & = & -x_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{1}-x_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{2}-z_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(-x_{2}a-z_{2}c\cos\beta\right) \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}-z_{2}c\sin\beta \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4i\right) & \mbox{Cl} \\ \end{array} \]

References

  • P. C. Burns and F. C. Hawthorne, Tolbachite, CuCl2, the first example of Cu2+ octahedrally coordinated by Cl, Am. Mineral. 78, 187–189 (1993).

Found in

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

Geometry files


Prototype Generator

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