-    WOLLASTONITE     -    CaSiO3

 

Crystal Structure 


Because of the translational symmetry all the calculations are performed in the primitive unit cell and not in the conventional unit cell. The following information regarding the structure is given with respect to this primitive unit cell, which sometimes can take an unintuitive shape.

Symmetry (experimental): 

Space group:  P-1 
Lattice parameters (Å):  4.1942  3.8737  3.7388 
Angles (°):  90.1  95.2  103.4 

Symmetry (theoretical): 

Space group:  P-1 
Lattice parameters (Å):  7.9223  7.3056  7.0841 
Angles (°):  90.1  95.5  103.4 

Cell contents: 

Number of atoms:  30 
Number of atom types: 
Chemical composition: 

Atomic positions (theoretical):

Ca:  0.2001  0.4234  0.7627 
Ca:  0.2062  0.9305  0.7661 
Ca:  0.5058  0.7508  0.5295 
Si:  0.1864  0.3870  0.2686 
Si:  0.1873  0.9555  0.2687 
Si:  0.3977  0.7228  0.0584 
O:  0.3026  0.4624  0.4635 
O:  0.3016  0.9380  0.4643 
O:  0.5721  0.7673  0.1998 
O:  0.9842  0.3706  0.2609 
O:  0.9838  0.8703  0.2583 
O:  0.4010  0.7249  0.8334 
O:  0.2251  0.1805  0.2286 
O:  0.2746  0.8716  0.0965 
O:  0.2744  0.5131  0.0953 
Ca:  0.7999  0.5766  0.2373 
Ca:  0.7938  0.0695  0.2339 
Ca:  0.4942  0.2492  0.4705 
Si:  0.8136  0.6130  0.7314 
Si:  0.8127  0.0445  0.7313 
Si:  0.6023  0.2772  0.9416 
O:  0.6974  0.5376  0.5365 
O:  0.6984  0.0620  0.5357 
O:  0.4279  0.2327  0.8002 
O:  0.0158  0.6294  0.7391 
O:  0.0162  0.1297  0.7417 
O:  0.5990  0.2751  0.1666 
O:  0.7749  0.8195  0.7714 
O:  0.7254  0.1284  0.9035 
O:  0.7256  0.4869  0.9047 
Atom type 

We have listed here the reduced coordinates of all the atoms in the primitive unit cell.
It is enough to know only the position of the atoms from the assymetrical unit cell and then use the symmetry to build the whole crystal structure.

Visualization of the crystal structure: 

Size:

  
Nx:  Ny:  Nz:    
You can define the size of the supercell to be displayed in the jmol panel as integer translations along the three crys­tallo­gra­phic axis.
Please note that the structure is represented using the pri­mi­tive cell, and not the conventional one.