Crystal structure of Zn3.77V1.54Mo1.46O12 containing ZnO6 trigonal prisms

Xiandong Wang, Kevin R. Heier, Charlotte L. Stern, Kenneth R. Poeppelmeier

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Single crystals of Zn3.77V1.54Mo1.46O12 were grown in a ZnO/V2O5/MoO3 melt. The colorless needles were determined to be orthorhombic, space group P212121 (No. 19), a=5.048 (4) Å, b=10.400 (2) Å, c=17.560 (7) Å, V=921.9(6) Å3, and Z=4. One type of zinc cation in the structure exhibits trigonal prismatic coordination, and relatively large distortions of the Zn-O bond lengths in the trigonal prisms reduce the symmetry from Pnma (centrosymmetric) to P212121 (acentric).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)190-194
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 22 1997


  • Trigonal prism and acentric
  • ZnVMoO structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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