ZrO2 (High–temperature) Structure: A2B_tP6_137_d_a

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Prototype : ZrO2
AFLOW prototype label : A2B_tP6_137_d_a
Strukturbericht designation : None
Pearson symbol : tP6
Space group number : 137
Space group symbol : $P4_{2}/nmc$
AFLOW prototype command : aflow --proto=A2B_tP6_137_d_a
--params=
$a$,$c/a$,$z_{2}$


  • ZrO2 (A2B_tP6_137_d_a) and HgI2 (AB2_tP6_137_a_d) have similar AFLOW prototype labels (i.e., same symmetry and set of Wyckoff positions with different stoichiometry labels due to alphabetic ordering of atomic species). They are generated by the same symmetry operations with different sets of parameters (––params) specified in their corresponding CIF files.

Simple Tetragonal primitive vectors:

\[ \begin{array}{ccc} \mathbf{a}_1 & = & a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} \\ \mathbf{a}_2 & = & a \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} \\ \mathbf{a}_3 & = & c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} \\ \end{array} \]

Basis vectors:

\[ \begin{array}{ccccccc} & & \mbox{Lattice Coordinates} & & \mbox{Cartesian Coordinates} &\mbox{Wyckoff Position} & \mbox{Atom Type} \\ \mathbf{B}_{1} & = & \frac{3}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \frac{1}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \frac{3}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \frac{3}{4}a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \frac{1}{4}a \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \frac{3}{4}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(2a\right) & \mbox{Zr} \\ \mathbf{B}_{2} & = & \frac{1}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \frac{3}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \frac{1}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \frac{1}{4}a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \frac{3}{4}a \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \frac{1}{4}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(2a\right) & \mbox{Zr} \\ \mathbf{B}_{3} & = & \frac{1}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \frac{1}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + z_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \frac{1}{4}a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \frac{1}{4}a \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + z_{2}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4d\right) & \mbox{O} \\ \mathbf{B}_{4} & = & \frac{1}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \frac{1}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{2}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \frac{1}{4}a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \frac{1}{4}a \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{2}\right)c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4d\right) & \mbox{O} \\ \mathbf{B}_{5} & = & \frac{3}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \frac{3}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2}-z_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \frac{3}{4}a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \frac{3}{4}a \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}-z_{2}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4d\right) & \mbox{O} \\ \mathbf{B}_{6} & = & \frac{3}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \frac{3}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - z_{2}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \frac{3}{4}a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \frac{3}{4}a \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - z_{2}\right)c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4d\right) & \mbox{O} \\ \end{array} \]

References

Found in

  • P. Villars and K. Cenzual, Pearson's Crystal Data – Crystal Structure Database for Inorganic Compounds, ASM International (2013).

Geometry files


Prototype Generator

aflow --proto=A2B_tP6_137_d_a --params=

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