The Structures of binary compounds


The Structures of binary compounds

contributors, J. Hafner ... [et al.]

(Cohesion and structure, v. 2)

North-Holland , Sole distributors for the USA and Canada, Elsevier Science Pub. Co., 1989


Binary compounds

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- Up-to-date compilation of the experimental data on the structures of binary compounds by Villars and colleagues. - Coloured structure maps which order the compounds into their respective structural domains and present for the first time the local co-ordination polyhedra for the 150 most frequently occurring structure types, pedagogically very helpful and useful in the search for new materials with a required crystal structure. - Crystal co-ordination formulas: a flexible notation for the interpretation of solid-state structures by chemist Bill Jensen. - Recent important advances in understanding the quantum mechanical origin of structural stability presented in two clearly-written chapters by leading experts in the field: Hafner, Majewski and Vogl. ``The Structures of Binary Compounds'' presents not only the most up-to-date compilation of the experimental data on the structures of binary compounds, but also the recent important theoretical advances in understanding the quantum-mechanical origin of structural stability.


Preface. 1. Environment classification and structural stability maps (P. Villars, K. Mathis, F. Hulliger). Philosophy of structural stability maps. A simplified classification concept based on coordination number. The generalized structure types. Two-dimensional stability maps. Three-dimensional stability maps. Discussion and concluding remarks. 2. Crystal coordination formulas (W.B. Jensen). Introduction. Crystal coordination formulas. Summary and conclusions. Appendix: Crystal coordination formulas and structure maps. 3. Quantum theory of structure: sp-bonded systems (J. Hafner). Theoretical challenges in understanding the structures of solids and liquids. The reduction of the electron-ion Hamiltonian. Potentials and pseudo-potentials. The structures of the elements. Structure and cohesion of binary alloys. Solid solutions. Intermetallic compounds. Liquid alloys. Conclusions and outlook. 4. Quantum theory of structure: tight-binding systems (J.A. Majewski, P. Vogl). Survey of crystal structure theories. Tight-binding theory of structural stability of crystals. Bonding in transition metals. Structural stability of pd-bonded compounds. Structural properties and crystal stability of sp-bonded solids. Conclusions. (All chapters contain references). Author index. Subject index.

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