Atacamite (Cu2(OH)3Cl) Structure : AB2C3D3_oP36_62_c_ac_cd_cd

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Prototype : ClCu2H3O3
AFLOW prototype label : AB2C3D3_oP36_62_c_ac_cd_cd
Strukturbericht designation : None
Pearson symbol : oP36
Space group number : 62
Space group symbol : $Pnma$
AFLOW prototype command : aflow --proto=AB2C3D3_oP36_62_c_ac_cd_cd
--params=
$a$,$b/a$,$c/a$,$x_{2}$,$z_{2}$,$x_{3}$,$z_{3}$,$x_{4}$,$z_{4}$,$x_{5}$,$z_{5}$,$x_{6}$,$y_{6}$,$z_{6}$,$x_{7}$,$y_{7}$,$z_{7}$


Simple Orthorhombic primitive vectors:

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

Basis vectors:

\[ \begin{array}{ccccccc} & & \mbox{Lattice Coordinates} & & \mbox{Cartesian Coordinates} &\mbox{Wyckoff Position} & \mbox{Atom Type} \\ \mathbf{B}_{1} & = & 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(4a\right) & \mbox{Cu I} \\ \mathbf{B}_{2} & = & \frac{1}{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \frac{1}{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \frac{1}{2}a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \frac{1}{2}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4a\right) & \mbox{Cu I} \\ \mathbf{B}_{3} & = & \frac{1}{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} & = & \frac{1}{2}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} & \left(4a\right) & \mbox{Cu I} \\ \mathbf{B}_{4} & = & \frac{1}{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \frac{1}{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \frac{1}{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \frac{1}{2}a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \frac{1}{2}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \frac{1}{2}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4a\right) & \mbox{Cu I} \\ \mathbf{B}_{5} & = & x_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \frac{1}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + z_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & x_{2}a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \frac{1}{4}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + z_{2}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4c\right) & \mbox{Cl} \\ \mathbf{B}_{6} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} - x_{2}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \frac{3}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{2}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2}-x_{2}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \frac{3}{4}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{2}\right)c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4c\right) & \mbox{Cl} \\ \mathbf{B}_{7} & = & -x_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \frac{3}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2}-z_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & -x_{2}a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \frac{3}{4}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}-z_{2}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4c\right) & \mbox{Cl} \\ \mathbf{B}_{8} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} +x_{2}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \frac{1}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - z_{2}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} +x_{2}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \frac{1}{4}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2}-z_{2}\right)c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4c\right) & \mbox{Cl} \\ \mathbf{B}_{9} & = & x_{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \frac{1}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + z_{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & x_{3}a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \frac{1}{4}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + z_{3}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4c\right) & \mbox{Cu II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{10} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} - x_{3}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \frac{3}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{3}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2}-x_{3}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \frac{3}{4}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{3}\right)c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4c\right) & \mbox{Cu II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{11} & = & -x_{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \frac{3}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2}-z_{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & -x_{3}a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \frac{3}{4}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}-z_{3}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4c\right) & \mbox{Cu II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{12} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} +x_{3}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \frac{1}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - z_{3}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} +x_{3}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \frac{1}{4}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2}-z_{3}\right)c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4c\right) & \mbox{Cu II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{13} & = & x_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \frac{1}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + z_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & x_{4}a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \frac{1}{4}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + z_{4}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4c\right) & \mbox{H I} \\ \mathbf{B}_{14} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} - x_{4}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \frac{3}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{4}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2}-x_{4}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \frac{3}{4}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{4}\right)c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4c\right) & \mbox{H I} \\ \mathbf{B}_{15} & = & -x_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \frac{3}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2}-z_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & -x_{4}a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \frac{3}{4}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}-z_{4}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4c\right) & \mbox{H I} \\ \mathbf{B}_{16} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} +x_{4}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \frac{1}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - z_{4}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} +x_{4}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \frac{1}{4}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2}-z_{4}\right)c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4c\right) & \mbox{H I} \\ \mathbf{B}_{17} & = & x_{5} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \frac{1}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + z_{5} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & x_{5}a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \frac{1}{4}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + z_{5}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4c\right) & \mbox{O I} \\ \mathbf{B}_{18} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} - x_{5}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \frac{3}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{5}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2}-x_{5}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \frac{3}{4}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{5}\right)c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4c\right) & \mbox{O I} \\ \mathbf{B}_{19} & = & -x_{5} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \frac{3}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2}-z_{5} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & -x_{5}a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \frac{3}{4}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}-z_{5}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4c\right) & \mbox{O I} \\ \mathbf{B}_{20} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} +x_{5}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \frac{1}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - z_{5}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} +x_{5}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \frac{1}{4}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2}-z_{5}\right)c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4c\right) & \mbox{O I} \\ \mathbf{B}_{21} & = & x_{6} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + y_{6} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + z_{6} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & x_{6}a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + y_{6}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + z_{6}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(8d\right) & \mbox{H II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{22} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} - x_{6}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{1}-y_{6} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{6}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2}-x_{6}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}-y_{6}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{6}\right)c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(8d\right) & \mbox{H II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{23} & = & -x_{6} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{6}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2}-z_{6} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & -x_{6}a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{6}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}-z_{6}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(8d\right) & \mbox{H II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{24} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} +x_{6}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - y_{6}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - z_{6}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} +x_{6}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2}-y_{6}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2}-z_{6}\right)c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(8d\right) & \mbox{H II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{25} & = & -x_{6} \, \mathbf{a}_{1}-y_{6} \, \mathbf{a}_{2}-z_{6} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & -x_{6}a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}-y_{6}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}-z_{6}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(8d\right) & \mbox{H II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{26} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} +x_{6}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + y_{6} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - z_{6}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} +x_{6}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + y_{6}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2}-z_{6}\right)c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(8d\right) & \mbox{H II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{27} & = & x_{6} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - y_{6}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + z_{6} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & x_{6}a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2}-y_{6}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + z_{6}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(8d\right) & \mbox{H II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{28} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} - x_{6}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{6}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{6}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2}-x_{6}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{6}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{6}\right)c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(8d\right) & \mbox{H II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{29} & = & x_{7} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + y_{7} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + z_{7} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & x_{7}a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + y_{7}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + z_{7}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(8d\right) & \mbox{O II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{30} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} - x_{7}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{1}-y_{7} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{7}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2}-x_{7}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}-y_{7}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{7}\right)c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(8d\right) & \mbox{O II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{31} & = & -x_{7} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{7}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2}-z_{7} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & -x_{7}a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{7}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}-z_{7}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(8d\right) & \mbox{O II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{32} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} +x_{7}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - y_{7}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - z_{7}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} +x_{7}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2}-y_{7}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2}-z_{7}\right)c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(8d\right) & \mbox{O II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{33} & = & -x_{7} \, \mathbf{a}_{1}-y_{7} \, \mathbf{a}_{2}-z_{7} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & -x_{7}a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}-y_{7}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}-z_{7}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(8d\right) & \mbox{O II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{34} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} +x_{7}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + y_{7} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - z_{7}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} +x_{7}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + y_{7}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2}-z_{7}\right)c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(8d\right) & \mbox{O II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{35} & = & x_{7} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - y_{7}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + z_{7} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & x_{7}a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2}-y_{7}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + z_{7}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(8d\right) & \mbox{O II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{36} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} - x_{7}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{7}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{7}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2}-x_{7}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{7}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{7}\right)c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(8d\right) & \mbox{O II} \\ \end{array} \]

References

  • J. B. Parise and B. G. Hyde, The structure of atacamite and its relationship to spinel, Acta Crystallogr. C 42, 1277–1280 (1986), doi:10.1107/S0108270186092570.

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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