Molybdenite (MoS2, $C7$) Structure: AB2_hP6_194_c_f

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Prototype : MoS2
AFLOW prototype label : AB2_hP6_194_c_f
Strukturbericht designation : $C7$
Pearson symbol : hP6
Space group number : 194
Space group symbol : $\mbox{P6}_{3}\mbox{/mmc}$
AFLOW prototype command : aflow --proto=AB2_hP6_194_c_f
--params=
$a$,$c/a$,$z_{2}$


Other compounds with this structure

  • AlS6Ta3, CdS2Ta, BPt2, MoSe2, MoTe2, NbSe2, S2Ta, S2W, Se2Ta, Se2W, Te2W, many more.

  • Note that the stacking here is BABABA, where the layers in bold text are the Mo atoms.

Hexagonal primitive vectors:

\[ \begin{array}{ccc} \mathbf{a}_1 & = & \frac12 \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} - \frac{\sqrt3}2 \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} \\ \mathbf{a}_2 & = & \frac12 \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}} + \frac{\sqrt3}2 \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{y}} \\ \mathbf{a}_3 & = & c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}}\\ \end{array} \]

Basis vectors:

\[ \begin{array}{ccccccc} & & \mbox{Lattice Coordinates} & & \mbox{Cartesian Coordinates} &\mbox{Wyckoff Position} & \mbox{Atom Type} \\ \mathbf{B}_{1}& = &\frac13 \, \mathbf{a}_{1}+ \frac23 \, \mathbf{a}_{2}+ \frac14 \, \mathbf{a}_{3}& = &\frac12 \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}+ \frac{1}{2\sqrt{3}} \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}+ \frac14 \, c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}}& \left(2c\right) & \mbox{Mo} \\ \mathbf{B}_{2}& = &\frac23 \, \mathbf{a}_{1}+ \frac13 \, \mathbf{a}_{2}+ \frac34 \, \mathbf{a}_{3}& = &\frac12 \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}- \frac{1}{2\sqrt{3}} \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}+ \frac34 \, c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}}& \left(2c\right) & \mbox{Mo} \\ \mathbf{B}_{3}& = &\frac13 \, \mathbf{a}_{1}+ \frac23 \, \mathbf{a}_{2}+ z_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{3}& = &\frac12 \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}+\frac{1}{2\sqrt{3}} \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}+ z_{2} \, c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}}& \left(4f\right) & \mbox{S} \\ \mathbf{B}_{4}& = &\frac23 \, \mathbf{a}_{1}+ \frac13 \, \mathbf{a}_{2}+ \left(\frac12 + z_{2}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3}& = &\frac12 \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}- \frac{1}{2\sqrt{3}} \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}+ \left(\frac12 + z_{2}\right) \, c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}}& \left(4f\right) & \mbox{S} \\ \mathbf{B}_{5}& = &\frac23 \, \mathbf{a}_{1}+ \frac13 \, \mathbf{a}_{2}- z_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{3}& = &\frac12 \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}- \frac{1}{2\sqrt{3}} \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}- z_{2} \, c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}}& \left(4f\right) & \mbox{S} \\ \mathbf{B}_{6}& = &\frac13 \, \mathbf{a}_{1}+ \frac23 \, \mathbf{a}_{2}+ \left(\frac12 - z_{2}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3}& = &\frac12 \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}+ \frac{1}{2\sqrt{3}} \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}+ \left(\frac12 - z_{2}\right) \, c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}}& \left(4f\right) & \mbox{S} \\ \end{array} \]

References

  • B. Schönfeld, J. J. Huang, and S. C. Moss, Anisotropic Mean–Square Displacements (MSD) in single Crystals of 2H– and 3R–MoS2, Acta Crystallogr. Sect. B Struct. Sci. 39, 404–407 (1983), doi:10.1107/S0108768183002645.

Found in

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

Geometry files


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