-    TELLURANTIMONY     -    Sb2Te3


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:  166  R-3m 
Lattice parameters (Å):  2.2564  2.2564  16.1177 
Angles (°):  90.0  90.0  120.0 

Symmetry (theoretical): 

Space group:  166  R-3m 
Lattice parameters (Å):  10.4755  10.4755  10.4755 
Angles (°):  23.5  23.5  23.5 

Cell contents: 

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

Atomic positions (theoretical):

Bi:  0.3968  0.3968  0.3968 
Te:  0.7851  0.7851  0.7851 
Te:  0.0000  0.0000  0.0000 
Bi:  0.6032  0.6032  0.6032 
Te:  0.2149  0.2149  0.2149 
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: 


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.