Cubanite (CuFe2S3, $E9_{e}$) Structure: AB2C3_oP24_62_c_d_cd

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Prototype : CuFe2S3
AFLOW prototype label : AB2C3_oP24_62_c_d_cd
Strukturbericht designation : $E9_{e}$
Pearson symbol : oP24
Space group number : 62
Space group symbol : $Pnma$
AFLOW prototype command : aflow --proto=AB2C3_oP24_62_c_d_cd
--params=
$a$,$b/a$,$c/a$,$x_{1}$,$z_{1}$,$x_{2}$,$z_{2}$,$x_{3}$,$y_{3}$,$z_{3}$,$x_{4}$,$y_{4}$,$z_{4}$


  • (Szymański, 1974) uses the $Pcmn$ orientation of space group #62 to describe this structure. We have swapped the $\hat{{\bf x}}$ and $\hat{\bf{z}}$ axis to transform this into the standard $Pnma$ orientation.

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} & = & x_{1} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \frac{1}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + z_{1} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & x_{1}a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \frac{1}{4}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + z_{1}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4c\right) & \mbox{Cu} \\ \mathbf{B}_{2} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} - x_{1}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \frac{3}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{1}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} - x_{1}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \frac{3}{4}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{1}\right)c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4c\right) & \mbox{Cu} \\ \mathbf{B}_{3} & = & -x_{1} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \frac{3}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2}-z_{1} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & -x_{1}a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \frac{3}{4}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}-z_{1}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4c\right) & \mbox{Cu} \\ \mathbf{B}_{4} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} +x_{1}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \frac{1}{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - z_{1}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} +x_{1}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \frac{1}{4}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - z_{1}\right)c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(4c\right) & \mbox{Cu} \\ \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{S I} \\ \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{S I} \\ \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{S I} \\ \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{S I} \\ \mathbf{B}_{9} & = & x_{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + y_{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + z_{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & x_{3}a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + y_{3}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + z_{3}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(8d\right) & \mbox{Fe} \\ \mathbf{B}_{10} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} - x_{3}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{1}-y_{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{3}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} - x_{3}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}-y_{3}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{3}\right)c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(8d\right) & \mbox{Fe} \\ \mathbf{B}_{11} & = & -x_{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{3}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2}-z_{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & -x_{3}a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{3}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}-z_{3}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(8d\right) & \mbox{Fe} \\ \mathbf{B}_{12} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} +x_{3}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - y_{3}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - z_{3}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} +x_{3}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - y_{3}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - z_{3}\right)c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(8d\right) & \mbox{Fe} \\ \mathbf{B}_{13} & = & -x_{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{1}-y_{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{2}-z_{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & -x_{3}a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}-y_{3}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}-z_{3}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(8d\right) & \mbox{Fe} \\ \mathbf{B}_{14} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} +x_{3}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + y_{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - z_{3}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} +x_{3}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + y_{3}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - z_{3}\right)c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(8d\right) & \mbox{Fe} \\ \mathbf{B}_{15} & = & x_{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - y_{3}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + z_{3} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & x_{3}a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - y_{3}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + z_{3}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(8d\right) & \mbox{Fe} \\ \mathbf{B}_{16} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} - x_{3}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{3}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{3}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} - x_{3}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{3}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{3}\right)c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(8d\right) & \mbox{Fe} \\ \mathbf{B}_{17} & = & x_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + y_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + z_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & x_{4}a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + y_{4}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + z_{4}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(8d\right) & \mbox{S II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{18} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} - x_{4}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{1}-y_{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}}-y_{4}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{4}\right)c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(8d\right) & \mbox{S II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{19} & = & -x_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{4}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2}-z_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & -x_{4}a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{4}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}-z_{4}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(8d\right) & \mbox{S II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{20} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} +x_{4}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - y_{4}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - z_{4}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} +x_{4}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - y_{4}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - z_{4}\right)c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(8d\right) & \mbox{S II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{21} & = & -x_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{1}-y_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{2}-z_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & -x_{4}a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}-y_{4}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}-z_{4}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(8d\right) & \mbox{S II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{22} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} +x_{4}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + y_{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}} + y_{4}b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - z_{4}\right)c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(8d\right) & \mbox{S II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{23} & = & x_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - y_{4}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + z_{4} \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & x_{4}a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} - y_{4}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + z_{4}c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(8d\right) & \mbox{S II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{24} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} - x_{4}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{1} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{4}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{2} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{4}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3} & = & \left(\frac{1}{2} - x_{4}\right)a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +y_{4}\right)b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} + \left(\frac{1}{2} +z_{4}\right)c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}} & \left(8d\right) & \mbox{S II} \\ \end{array} \]

References

  • T. Szymański, A refinement of the structure of cubanite, CuFe2S3, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie – Crystalline Materials 140, 218–239 (1974), doi:10.1524/zkri-1974-3-407.

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