Network topology approach to new allotropes of the group 14 elements
Journal article, 2013

The network topology approach has been a major driving force in the search for new metal-organic frameworks and coordination networks. In this work we demonstrate how this method not only generated the recently described "T12" allotrope of the group 14 elements, identical to the cdp topology found in the structure of CdP2, but also a number of other candidate structures for polymorphs of these network-forming elements. Data on such network structures have been compiled since the 1950's and is readily accessible through several internet based systems. The usefulness of topology for the classification of these allotropes is emphasised.

Allotrope

Group 14

3D-network

Topology

Author

Lars Öhrström

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Physical Chemistry

M. O'Keeffe

Arizona State University

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Zeitschfrift für Kristallographie

0044-2968 (ISSN)

Vol. 228 7 343-346

Subject Categories

Inorganic Chemistry

Roots

Basic sciences

Areas of Advance

Materials Science

DOI

10.1524/zkri.2013.1620

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Created

10/7/2017