Aragonite (CaCO3, $G0_{2}$) Structure : ABC3_oP20_62_c_c_cd

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Prototype : CaCO3
AFLOW prototype label : ABC3_oP20_62_c_c_cd
Strukturbericht designation : $G0_{2}$
Pearson symbol : oP20
Space group number : 62
Space group symbol : $Pnma$
AFLOW prototype command : aflow --proto=ABC3_oP20_62_c_c_cd
--params=
$a$,$b/a$,$c/a$,$x_{1}$,$z_{1}$,$x_{2}$,$z_{2}$,$x_{3}$,$z_{3}$,$x_{4}$,$y_{4}$,$z_{4}$


Other compounds with this structure

  • BaCO3 (witherite), (Ba,Ca)CO3 (bromlite), (Cu,Mg,Mn)CO3 (manganocalcite), MnCO3 (rhodochrosite), PbCO3 (cerussite), and SrCO3 (strontianite)

  • (Ewald, 1931) originally listed this as Strukturbericht $G2$, but it was designated $G0_{2}$ in (Gottfried, 1937).

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{C} \\ \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{C} \\ \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{C} \\ \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{C} \\ \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{Ca} \\ \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{Ca} \\ \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{Ca} \\ \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{Ca} \\ \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{O I} \\ \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{O I} \\ \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{O I} \\ \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{O I} \\ \mathbf{B}_{13} & = & 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{O II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{14} & = & \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{O II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{15} & = & -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{O II} \\ \mathbf{B}_{16} & = & \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{O II} \\ \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{O 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{O 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{O 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{O II} \\ \end{array} \]

References

  • J. P. R. de Villiers, Crystal Structures of Aragonite, Strontianite, and Witherite, Am. Mineral. 56, 758–767 (1971).
  • P. P. Ewald and C. Hermann, eds., Strukturbericht 1913–1928 (Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft M. B. H., Leipzig, 1931).
  • C. Gottfried and F. Schossberger, eds., Strukturbericht Band III 1933–1935 (Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft M. B. H., Leipzig, 1937).

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