Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Show Summary Details
In This Section

Zeitschrift für Kristallographie - Crystalline Materials

Editor-in-Chief: Pöttgen, Rainer

Ed. by Antipov, Evgeny / Bismayer, Ulrich / Boldyreva, Elena V. / Huppertz, Hubert / Petrícek, Václav / Tiekink, E. R. T.

12 Issues per year

IMPACT FACTOR 2016: 3.179

Imago Journal Rank (SJR) 2015: 0.827
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2015: 1.198

See all formats and pricing
In This Section
Volume 213, Issue 11 (Nov 1998)


SnAl6Te10, SnGa6Te10 and PbGa6Te10: superstructures, symmetry relations and structural chemistry of filled β-manganese phases

L. Kienle / H. J. Deiseroth
Published Online: 2010-07-28 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1524/zkri.1998.213.11.569


In contrast to earlier structure determinations of SnGa6Te10 and PbGa6Te10 (space group R32), which showed disordered distributions of Sn and Pb, it could be shown for SnGa6Te10, PbGa6Te10 and the new SnAl6Te10, that weak superstructure reflections can be observed in well crystallized samples, which indicate an ordering of Sn(Pb) in all three phases. The black, air stable solids (exept the Al-compound, which is air-sensitive) crystallize trigonally in one of the two enantiomorphic space groups P3121 and P3221. Symmetry considerations based on group-subgroup relations show the relationship between β-manganese and the trigonal structures of the title compounds, which are actually nonmetallic, filled β-manganese phases. Their structures consist of a sublattice of Te atoms, closely related to the topology of the β-manganese structure, in which two of four distorted octahedral (“metaprismatic”) holes per pseudocubic unit cell are occupied by Sn(Pb). Furthermore 12 of 100 distorted tetrahedral holes are occupied by Al(Ga) atoms. It can be shown, that only the ordered Sn (Pb) distribution breaks the rhombohedral symmetry of R32 and requires P3121/P3221. The complex three-dimensional connection pattern of tetrahedra and metaprisms is discussed with respect to the crystal chemical functionality of distinct atoms and the aid of electrostatic lattice energy calculations based on the MAPLE formalism. Finally some comments concerning the probably isotypical structures of CaAl6Te10, CaGa6Te10 and PbIn6Te10 are given.

About the article

Published Online: 2010-07-28

Published in Print: 1998-11-01

Citation Information: Zeitschrift für Kristallographie - Crystalline Materials, ISSN (Online) 2196-7105, ISSN (Print) 2194-4946, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1524/zkri.1998.213.11.569. Export Citation

Citing Articles

Here you can find all Crossref-listed publications in which this article is cited. If you would like to receive automatic email messages as soon as this article is cited in other publications, simply activate the “Citation Alert” on the top of this page.

L. Isaenko, P. Krinitsin, V. Vedenyapin, A. Yelisseyev, A. Merkulov, J.-J. Zondy, and V. Petrov
Crystal Growth & Design, 2005, Volume 5, Number 4, Page 1325
Xiaoshuang Li, Lei Kang, Chao Li, Zheshuai Lin, Jiyong Yao, and Yicheng Wu
J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015, Volume 3, Number 13, Page 3060
Marc Schlosser, Vanessa Frettlöh, and Hans-Jörg Deiseroth
Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie, 2009, Volume 635, Number 1, Page 94
S.A. Avanesov, D.V. Badikov, V.V. Badikov, V.L. Panyutin, V. Petrov, G.S. Shevyrdyaeva, A.A. Martynov, and K.V. Mitin
Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2014, Volume 612, Page 386
Samvel Avanesov, Valeriy Badikov, Aleksey Tyazhev, Dmitrii Badikov, Vladimir Panyutin, Georgi Marchev, Galina Shevyrdyaeva, Konstantin Mitin, Frank Noack, Polina Vinogradova, Nadezhda Schebetova, Valentin Petrov, and Albert Kwasniewski
Optical Materials Express, 2011, Volume 1, Number 7, Page 1286
A. Bentien, S. Budnyk, Yu. Prots, Yu. Grin, and F. Steglich
Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2007, Volume 442, Number 1-2, Page 345
E. Gaudin, H. J. Deiseroth, and T. Zaiß
Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 2001, Volume 216, Number 1-2001, Page 39
Marc Schlosser, Christof Reiner, Hans-Jörg Deiseroth, and Lorenz Kienle
European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, 2001, Volume 2001, Number 9, Page 2241
Lorenz Kienle, V. Duppel, A. Simon, and H. J. Deiseroth
Zeitschrift für anorganische und allgemeine Chemie, 2003, Volume 629, Number 3, Page 443

Comments (0)

Please log in or register to comment.
Log in