$\alpha$–Np ($A_{c}$) Structure: A_oP8_62_2c

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Prototype : $\alpha$–Np
AFLOW prototype label : A_oP8_62_2c
Strukturbericht designation : $A_{c}$
Pearson symbol : oP8
Space group number : 62
Space group symbol : $\mbox{Pnma}$
AFLOW prototype command : aflow --proto=A_oP8_62_2c
--params=
$a$,$b/a$,$c/a$,$x_{1}$,$z_{1}$,$x_{2}$,$z_{2}$


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}+ \frac14 \, \mathbf{a}_{2}+ z_{1} \, \mathbf{a}_{3}& =&x_{1} \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}+ \frac14 \, b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}+ z_{1} \, c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}}& \left(4c\right) & \mbox{Np I} \\ \mathbf{B}_{2} & =&\left(\frac12 - x_{1}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{1}+ \frac34 \, \mathbf{a}_{2}+ \left(\frac12 + z_{1}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3}& =&\left(\frac12 - x_{1}\right) \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}+ \frac34 \, b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}+ \left(\frac12 + z_{1}\right) \, c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}}& \left(4c\right) & \mbox{Np I} \\ \mathbf{B}_{3} & =&- x_{1} \, \mathbf{a}_{1}+ \frac34 \, \mathbf{a}_{2}- z_{1} \, \mathbf{a}_{3}& =&- x_{1} \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}+ \frac34 \, b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}- z_{1} \, c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}}& \left(4c\right) & \mbox{Np I} \\ \mathbf{B}_{4} & =&\left(\frac12 + x_{1}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{1}+ \frac14 \, \mathbf{a}_{2}+ \left(\frac12 - z_{1}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3}& =&\left(\frac12 + x_{1}\right) \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}+ \frac14 \, b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}+ \left(\frac12 - z_{1}\right) \, c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}}& \left(4c\right) & \mbox{Np I} \\ \mathbf{B}_{5} & =&x_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{1}+ \frac14 \, \mathbf{a}_{2}+ z_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{3}& =&x_{2} \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}+ \frac14 \, b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}+ z_{2} \, c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}}& \left(4c\right) & \mbox{Np II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{6} & =&\left(\frac12 - x_{2}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{1}+ \frac34 \, \mathbf{a}_{2}+ \left(\frac12 + z_{2}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3}& =&\left(\frac12 - x_{2}\right) \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}+ \frac34 \, b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}+ \left(\frac12 + z_{2}\right) \, c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}}& \left(4c\right) & \mbox{Np II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{7} & =&- x_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{1}+ \frac34 \, \mathbf{a}_{2}- z_{2} \, \mathbf{a}_{3}& =&- x_{2} \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}+ \frac34 \, b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}- z_{2} \, c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}}& \left(4c\right) & \mbox{Np II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{8} & =&\left(\frac12 + x_{2}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{1}+ \frac14 \, \mathbf{a}_{2}+ \left(\frac12 - z_{2}\right) \, \mathbf{a}_{3}& =&\left(\frac12 + x_{2}\right) \, a \, \mathbf{\hat{x}}+ \frac14 \, b \, \mathbf{\hat{y}}+ \left(\frac12 - z_{2}\right) \, c \, \mathbf{\hat{z}}& \left(4c\right) & \mbox{Np II} \\ \end{array} \]

References

  • W. H. Zachariasen, Crystal chemical studies of the 5f–series of elements. XVII. The crystal structure of neptunium metal, Acta Cryst. 5, 660–664 (1952), doi:10.1107/S0365110X52001799.

Found in

  • J. Donohue, The Structure of the Elements (Robert E. Krieger Publishing Company, Malabar, Florida, 1982)., pp. 151-153.

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