The Structure and Composition Statistics of 6A Binary and Ternary Crystalline Materials

Alon Hever, Corey Oses, Stefano Curtarolo, Ohad Levy, Amir Natan

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

The fundamental principles underlying the arrangement of elements into solid compounds with an enormous variety of crystal structures are still largely unknown. This study presents a general overview of the structure types appearing in an important subset of the solid compounds, i.e., binary and ternary compounds of the 6A column oxides, sulfides and selenides. It contains an analysis of these compounds, including the prevalence of various structure types, their symmetry properties, compositions, stoichiometries and unit cell sizes. It is found that these compound families include preferred stoichiometries and structure types that may reflect both their specific chemistry and research bias in the available empirical data. Identification of nonoverlapping gaps and missing stoichiometries in these structure populations may be used as guidance in the search for new materials.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)653-667
Number of pages15
JournalInorganic Chemistry
Volume57
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 16 Jan 2018

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'The Structure and Composition Statistics of 6A Binary and Ternary Crystalline Materials'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this