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Title: Materials Data on MgAl2O4 by Materials Project

Abstract

MgAl2O4 is Spinel-like structured and crystallizes in the trigonal P3m1 space group. The structure is three-dimensional. there are twelve inequivalent Mg2+ sites. In the first Mg2+ site, Mg2+ is bonded to four O2- atoms to form MgO4 tetrahedra that share corners with three equivalent MgO6 octahedra and corners with nine AlO6 octahedra. The corner-sharing octahedra tilt angles range from 57–61°. There is three shorter (1.93 Å) and one longer (2.01 Å) Mg–O bond length. In the second Mg2+ site, Mg2+ is bonded to six O2- atoms to form MgO6 octahedra that share corners with three equivalent MgO4 tetrahedra, corners with three equivalent AlO4 tetrahedra, and edges with six AlO6 octahedra. There are three shorter (2.01 Å) and three longer (2.10 Å) Mg–O bond lengths. In the third Mg2+ site, Mg2+ is bonded to four O2- atoms to form MgO4 tetrahedra that share corners with three equivalent MgO6 octahedra and corners with nine AlO6 octahedra. The corner-sharing octahedra tilt angles range from 57–62°. There is three shorter (1.93 Å) and one longer (1.97 Å) Mg–O bond length. In the fourth Mg2+ site, Mg2+ is bonded to six O2- atoms to form MgO6 octahedra that share corners with three equivalent MgO4 tetrahedra,more » corners with three equivalent AlO4 tetrahedra, and edges with six AlO6 octahedra. There are three shorter (2.03 Å) and three longer (2.08 Å) Mg–O bond lengths. In the fifth Mg2+ site, Mg2+ is bonded to four O2- atoms to form MgO4 tetrahedra that share corners with twelve AlO6 octahedra. The corner-sharing octahedra tilt angles range from 58–60°. There is one shorter (1.94 Å) and three longer (1.95 Å) Mg–O bond length. In the sixth Mg2+ site, Mg2+ is bonded to four O2- atoms to form MgO4 tetrahedra that share corners with twelve AlO6 octahedra. The corner-sharing octahedra tilt angles range from 59–60°. All Mg–O bond lengths are 1.96 Å. In the seventh Mg2+ site, Mg2+ is bonded to four O2- atoms to form MgO4 tetrahedra that share corners with twelve AlO6 octahedra. The corner-sharing octahedra tilt angles range from 59–61°. There is three shorter (1.98 Å) and one longer (1.99 Å) Mg–O bond length. In the eighth Mg2+ site, Mg2+ is bonded to four O2- atoms to form MgO4 tetrahedra that share corners with twelve AlO6 octahedra. The corner-sharing octahedra tilt angles range from 59–60°. There is one shorter (1.95 Å) and three longer (1.96 Å) Mg–O bond length. In the ninth Mg2+ site, Mg2+ is bonded to four O2- atoms to form MgO4 tetrahedra that share corners with twelve AlO6 octahedra. The corner-sharing octahedra tilt angles range from 59–60°. There is three shorter (1.96 Å) and one longer (1.97 Å) Mg–O bond length. In the tenth Mg2+ site, Mg2+ is bonded to four O2- atoms to form MgO4 tetrahedra that share corners with twelve AlO6 octahedra. The corner-sharing octahedral tilt angles are 59°. All Mg–O bond lengths are 1.96 Å. In the eleventh Mg2+ site, Mg2+ is bonded to four O2- atoms to form MgO4 tetrahedra that share corners with twelve AlO6 octahedra. The corner-sharing octahedra tilt angles range from 59–60°. There is three shorter (1.96 Å) and one longer (1.98 Å) Mg–O bond length. In the twelfth Mg2+ site, Mg2+ is bonded to four O2- atoms to form MgO4 tetrahedra that share corners with twelve AlO6 octahedra. The corner-sharing octahedra tilt angles range from 59–62°. There is three shorter (1.96 Å) and one longer (2.01 Å) Mg–O bond length. There are twelve inequivalent Al3+ sites. In the first Al3+ site, Al3+ is bonded to six O2- atoms to form AlO6 octahedra that share corners with three MgO4 tetrahedra, corners with three AlO4 tetrahedra, edges with two MgO6 octahedra, and edges with four equivalent AlO6 octahedra. There are a spread of Al–O bond distances ranging from 1.88–2.04 Å. In the second Al3+ site, Al3+ is bonded to six O2- atoms to form AlO6 octahedra that share a cornercorner with one AlO4 tetrahedra, corners with five MgO4 tetrahedra, an edgeedge with one MgO6 octahedra, and edges with five AlO6 octahedra. There are a spread of Al–O bond distances ranging from 1.89–2.07 Å. In the third Al3+ site, Al3+ is bonded to four O2- atoms to form AlO4 tetrahedra that share corners with three equivalent MgO6 octahedra and corners with nine AlO6 octahedra. The corner-sharing octahedra tilt angles range from 55–60°. There is three shorter (1.84 Å) and one longer (1.85 Å) Al–O bond length. In the fourth Al3+ site, Al3+ is bonded to six O2- atoms to form AlO6 octahedra that share corners with six MgO4 tetrahedra and edges with six AlO6 octahedra. All Al–O bond lengths are 1.93 Å. In the fifth Al3+ site, Al3+ is bonded to six O2- atoms to form AlO6 octahedra that share corners with six MgO4 tetrahedra and edges with six AlO6 octahedra. There is two shorter (1.93 Å) and four longer (1.94 Å) Al–O bond length. In the sixth Al3+ site, Al3+ is bonded to six O2- atoms to form AlO6 octahedra that share corners with six MgO4 tetrahedra and edges with six AlO6 octahedra. All Al–O bond lengths are 1.94 Å. In the seventh Al3+ site, Al3+ is bonded to six O2- atoms to form AlO6 octahedra that share corners with six MgO4 tetrahedra and edges with six AlO6 octahedra. There is three shorter (1.93 Å) and three longer (1.94 Å) Al–O bond length. In the eighth Al3+ site, Al3+ is bonded to six O2- atoms to form AlO6 octahedra that share corners with six MgO4 tetrahedra and edges with six AlO6 octahedra. There are a spread of Al–O bond distances ranging from 1.93–1.95 Å. In the ninth Al3+ site, Al3+ is bonded to six O2- atoms to form AlO6 octahedra that share corners with six MgO4 tetrahedra and edges with six AlO6 octahedra. There is three shorter (1.92 Å) and three longer (1.95 Å) Al–O bond length. In the tenth Al3+ site, Al3+ is bonded to six O2- atoms to form AlO6 octahedra that share corners with two equivalent AlO4 tetrahedra, corners with four MgO4 tetrahedra, an edgeedge with one MgO6 octahedra, and edges with five AlO6 octahedra. There are a spread of Al–O bond distances ranging from 1.92–1.99 Å. In the eleventh Al3+ site, Al3+ is bonded to six O2- atoms to form AlO6 octahedra that share corners with six MgO4 tetrahedra and edges with six AlO6 octahedra. There is three shorter (1.92 Å) and three longer (1.94 Å) Al–O bond length. In the twelfth Al3+ site, Al3+ is bonded to four O2- atoms to form AlO4 tetrahedra that share corners with three equivalent MgO6 octahedra and corners with nine AlO6 octahedra. The corner-sharing octahedra tilt angles range from 55–61°. There is three shorter (1.83 Å) and one longer (1.86 Å) Al–O bond length. There are twenty-four inequivalent O2- sites. In the first O2- site, O2- is bonded in a rectangular see-saw-like geometry to two Mg2+ and two equivalent Al3+ atoms. In the second O2- site, O2- is bonded in a distorted rectangular see-saw-like geometry to one Mg2+ and three equivalent Al3+ atoms. In the third O2- site, O2- is bonded in a rectangular see-saw-like geometry to two Mg2+ and two equivalent Al3+ atoms. In the fourth O2- site, O2- is bonded in a distorted rectangular see-saw-like geometry to one Mg2+ and three Al3+ atoms. In the fifth O2- site, O2- is bonded in a distorted rectangular see-saw-like geometry to four Al3+ atoms. In the sixth O2- site, O2- is bonded to one Mg2+ and three equivalent Al3+ atoms to form distorted corner-sharing OMgAl3 trigonal pyramids. In the seventh O2- site, O2- is bonded to one Mg2+ and three Al3+ atoms to form a mixture of distorted corner and edge-sharing OMgAl3 trigonal pyramids. In the eighth O2- site, O2- is bonded to one Mg2+ and three Al3+ atoms to form a mixture of distorted corner and edge-sharing OMgAl3 tetrahedra. In the ninth O2- site, O2- is bonded in a rectangular see-saw-like geometry to four Al3+ atoms. In the tenth O2- site, O2- is bonded to one Mg2+ and three equivalent Al3+ atoms to form a mixture of distorted corner and edge-sharing OMgAl3 trigonal pyramids. In the eleventh O2- site, O2- is bonded to one Mg2+ and three Al3+ atoms to form a mixture of distorted corner and edge-sharing OMgAl3 trigonal pyramids. In the twelfth O2- site, O2- is bonded to one Mg2+ and three Al3+ atoms to form a mixture of distorted corner and edge-sharing OMgAl3 trigonal pyramids. In the thirteenth O2- site, O2- is bonded to one Mg2+ and three equivalent Al3+ atoms to form a mixture of distorted corner and edge-sharing OMgAl3 trigonal pyramids. In the fourteenth O2- site, O2- is bonded to one Mg2+ and three equivalent Al3+ atoms to form a mixture of distorted corner and edge-sharing OMgAl3 trigonal pyramids. In the fifteenth O2- site, O2- is bonded to one Mg2+ and three Al3+ atoms to form a mixture of distorted corner and edge-sharing OMgAl3 trigonal pyramids. In the sixteenth O2- site, O2- is bonded to one Mg2+ and three Al3+ atoms to form a mixture of distorted corner and edge-sharing OMgAl3 trigonal pyramids. In the seventeenth O2- site, O2- is bonded to one Mg2+ and three equivalent Al3+ atoms to form a mixture of distorted corner and edge-sharing OMgAl3 trigonal pyramids. In the eighteenth O2- site, O2- is bonded to one Mg2+ and three equivalent Al3+ atoms to form a mixture of distorted corner and edge-sharing OMgAl3 tetrahedra. In the nineteenth O2- site, O2- is bonded to one Mg2+ and three Al3+ atoms to form a mixture of distorted corner and edge-sharing OMgAl3 trigonal pyramids. In the twentieth O2- site, O2- is bonded to one Mg2+ and three Al3+ atoms to form a mixture of distorted corner and edge-sharing OMgAl3 trigonal pyramids. In the twenty-first O2- site, O2- is bonded to one Mg2+ and three equivalent Al3+ atoms to form a mixture of distorted corner and edge-sharing OMgAl3 tetrahedra. In the twenty-second O2- site, O2- is bonded to one Mg2+ and three equivalent Al3+ atoms to form a mixture of distorted corner and edge-sharing OMgAl3 trigonal pyramids. In the twenty-third O2- site, O2- is bonded in a rectangular see-saw-like geometry to one Mg2+ and three Al3+ atoms. In the twenty-fourth O2- site, O2- is bonded to one Mg2+ and three equivalent Al3+ atoms to form corner-sharing OMgAl3 tetrahedra.« less

Publication Date:
Other Number(s):
mp-530146
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231; EDCBEE
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). LBNL Materials Project
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES)
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE
Keywords:
crystal structure; MgAl2O4; Al-Mg-O
OSTI Identifier:
1263208
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.17188/1263208

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The Materials Project. Materials Data on MgAl2O4 by Materials Project. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.17188/1263208.
The Materials Project. Materials Data on MgAl2O4 by Materials Project. United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.17188/1263208
The Materials Project. 2020. "Materials Data on MgAl2O4 by Materials Project". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.17188/1263208. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1263208. Pub date:Wed Apr 29 00:00:00 EDT 2020
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title = {Materials Data on MgAl2O4 by Materials Project},
author = {The Materials Project},
abstractNote = {MgAl2O4 is Spinel-like structured and crystallizes in the trigonal P3m1 space group. The structure is three-dimensional. there are twelve inequivalent Mg2+ sites. In the first Mg2+ site, Mg2+ is bonded to four O2- atoms to form MgO4 tetrahedra that share corners with three equivalent MgO6 octahedra and corners with nine AlO6 octahedra. The corner-sharing octahedra tilt angles range from 57–61°. There is three shorter (1.93 Å) and one longer (2.01 Å) Mg–O bond length. In the second Mg2+ site, Mg2+ is bonded to six O2- atoms to form MgO6 octahedra that share corners with three equivalent MgO4 tetrahedra, corners with three equivalent AlO4 tetrahedra, and edges with six AlO6 octahedra. There are three shorter (2.01 Å) and three longer (2.10 Å) Mg–O bond lengths. In the third Mg2+ site, Mg2+ is bonded to four O2- atoms to form MgO4 tetrahedra that share corners with three equivalent MgO6 octahedra and corners with nine AlO6 octahedra. The corner-sharing octahedra tilt angles range from 57–62°. There is three shorter (1.93 Å) and one longer (1.97 Å) Mg–O bond length. In the fourth Mg2+ site, Mg2+ is bonded to six O2- atoms to form MgO6 octahedra that share corners with three equivalent MgO4 tetrahedra, corners with three equivalent AlO4 tetrahedra, and edges with six AlO6 octahedra. There are three shorter (2.03 Å) and three longer (2.08 Å) Mg–O bond lengths. In the fifth Mg2+ site, Mg2+ is bonded to four O2- atoms to form MgO4 tetrahedra that share corners with twelve AlO6 octahedra. The corner-sharing octahedra tilt angles range from 58–60°. There is one shorter (1.94 Å) and three longer (1.95 Å) Mg–O bond length. In the sixth Mg2+ site, Mg2+ is bonded to four O2- atoms to form MgO4 tetrahedra that share corners with twelve AlO6 octahedra. The corner-sharing octahedra tilt angles range from 59–60°. All Mg–O bond lengths are 1.96 Å. In the seventh Mg2+ site, Mg2+ is bonded to four O2- atoms to form MgO4 tetrahedra that share corners with twelve AlO6 octahedra. The corner-sharing octahedra tilt angles range from 59–61°. There is three shorter (1.98 Å) and one longer (1.99 Å) Mg–O bond length. In the eighth Mg2+ site, Mg2+ is bonded to four O2- atoms to form MgO4 tetrahedra that share corners with twelve AlO6 octahedra. The corner-sharing octahedra tilt angles range from 59–60°. There is one shorter (1.95 Å) and three longer (1.96 Å) Mg–O bond length. In the ninth Mg2+ site, Mg2+ is bonded to four O2- atoms to form MgO4 tetrahedra that share corners with twelve AlO6 octahedra. The corner-sharing octahedra tilt angles range from 59–60°. There is three shorter (1.96 Å) and one longer (1.97 Å) Mg–O bond length. In the tenth Mg2+ site, Mg2+ is bonded to four O2- atoms to form MgO4 tetrahedra that share corners with twelve AlO6 octahedra. The corner-sharing octahedral tilt angles are 59°. All Mg–O bond lengths are 1.96 Å. In the eleventh Mg2+ site, Mg2+ is bonded to four O2- atoms to form MgO4 tetrahedra that share corners with twelve AlO6 octahedra. The corner-sharing octahedra tilt angles range from 59–60°. There is three shorter (1.96 Å) and one longer (1.98 Å) Mg–O bond length. In the twelfth Mg2+ site, Mg2+ is bonded to four O2- atoms to form MgO4 tetrahedra that share corners with twelve AlO6 octahedra. The corner-sharing octahedra tilt angles range from 59–62°. There is three shorter (1.96 Å) and one longer (2.01 Å) Mg–O bond length. There are twelve inequivalent Al3+ sites. In the first Al3+ site, Al3+ is bonded to six O2- atoms to form AlO6 octahedra that share corners with three MgO4 tetrahedra, corners with three AlO4 tetrahedra, edges with two MgO6 octahedra, and edges with four equivalent AlO6 octahedra. There are a spread of Al–O bond distances ranging from 1.88–2.04 Å. In the second Al3+ site, Al3+ is bonded to six O2- atoms to form AlO6 octahedra that share a cornercorner with one AlO4 tetrahedra, corners with five MgO4 tetrahedra, an edgeedge with one MgO6 octahedra, and edges with five AlO6 octahedra. There are a spread of Al–O bond distances ranging from 1.89–2.07 Å. In the third Al3+ site, Al3+ is bonded to four O2- atoms to form AlO4 tetrahedra that share corners with three equivalent MgO6 octahedra and corners with nine AlO6 octahedra. The corner-sharing octahedra tilt angles range from 55–60°. There is three shorter (1.84 Å) and one longer (1.85 Å) Al–O bond length. In the fourth Al3+ site, Al3+ is bonded to six O2- atoms to form AlO6 octahedra that share corners with six MgO4 tetrahedra and edges with six AlO6 octahedra. All Al–O bond lengths are 1.93 Å. In the fifth Al3+ site, Al3+ is bonded to six O2- atoms to form AlO6 octahedra that share corners with six MgO4 tetrahedra and edges with six AlO6 octahedra. There is two shorter (1.93 Å) and four longer (1.94 Å) Al–O bond length. In the sixth Al3+ site, Al3+ is bonded to six O2- atoms to form AlO6 octahedra that share corners with six MgO4 tetrahedra and edges with six AlO6 octahedra. All Al–O bond lengths are 1.94 Å. In the seventh Al3+ site, Al3+ is bonded to six O2- atoms to form AlO6 octahedra that share corners with six MgO4 tetrahedra and edges with six AlO6 octahedra. There is three shorter (1.93 Å) and three longer (1.94 Å) Al–O bond length. In the eighth Al3+ site, Al3+ is bonded to six O2- atoms to form AlO6 octahedra that share corners with six MgO4 tetrahedra and edges with six AlO6 octahedra. There are a spread of Al–O bond distances ranging from 1.93–1.95 Å. In the ninth Al3+ site, Al3+ is bonded to six O2- atoms to form AlO6 octahedra that share corners with six MgO4 tetrahedra and edges with six AlO6 octahedra. There is three shorter (1.92 Å) and three longer (1.95 Å) Al–O bond length. In the tenth Al3+ site, Al3+ is bonded to six O2- atoms to form AlO6 octahedra that share corners with two equivalent AlO4 tetrahedra, corners with four MgO4 tetrahedra, an edgeedge with one MgO6 octahedra, and edges with five AlO6 octahedra. There are a spread of Al–O bond distances ranging from 1.92–1.99 Å. In the eleventh Al3+ site, Al3+ is bonded to six O2- atoms to form AlO6 octahedra that share corners with six MgO4 tetrahedra and edges with six AlO6 octahedra. There is three shorter (1.92 Å) and three longer (1.94 Å) Al–O bond length. In the twelfth Al3+ site, Al3+ is bonded to four O2- atoms to form AlO4 tetrahedra that share corners with three equivalent MgO6 octahedra and corners with nine AlO6 octahedra. The corner-sharing octahedra tilt angles range from 55–61°. There is three shorter (1.83 Å) and one longer (1.86 Å) Al–O bond length. There are twenty-four inequivalent O2- sites. In the first O2- site, O2- is bonded in a rectangular see-saw-like geometry to two Mg2+ and two equivalent Al3+ atoms. In the second O2- site, O2- is bonded in a distorted rectangular see-saw-like geometry to one Mg2+ and three equivalent Al3+ atoms. In the third O2- site, O2- is bonded in a rectangular see-saw-like geometry to two Mg2+ and two equivalent Al3+ atoms. In the fourth O2- site, O2- is bonded in a distorted rectangular see-saw-like geometry to one Mg2+ and three Al3+ atoms. In the fifth O2- site, O2- is bonded in a distorted rectangular see-saw-like geometry to four Al3+ atoms. In the sixth O2- site, O2- is bonded to one Mg2+ and three equivalent Al3+ atoms to form distorted corner-sharing OMgAl3 trigonal pyramids. In the seventh O2- site, O2- is bonded to one Mg2+ and three Al3+ atoms to form a mixture of distorted corner and edge-sharing OMgAl3 trigonal pyramids. In the eighth O2- site, O2- is bonded to one Mg2+ and three Al3+ atoms to form a mixture of distorted corner and edge-sharing OMgAl3 tetrahedra. In the ninth O2- site, O2- is bonded in a rectangular see-saw-like geometry to four Al3+ atoms. In the tenth O2- site, O2- is bonded to one Mg2+ and three equivalent Al3+ atoms to form a mixture of distorted corner and edge-sharing OMgAl3 trigonal pyramids. In the eleventh O2- site, O2- is bonded to one Mg2+ and three Al3+ atoms to form a mixture of distorted corner and edge-sharing OMgAl3 trigonal pyramids. In the twelfth O2- site, O2- is bonded to one Mg2+ and three Al3+ atoms to form a mixture of distorted corner and edge-sharing OMgAl3 trigonal pyramids. In the thirteenth O2- site, O2- is bonded to one Mg2+ and three equivalent Al3+ atoms to form a mixture of distorted corner and edge-sharing OMgAl3 trigonal pyramids. In the fourteenth O2- site, O2- is bonded to one Mg2+ and three equivalent Al3+ atoms to form a mixture of distorted corner and edge-sharing OMgAl3 trigonal pyramids. In the fifteenth O2- site, O2- is bonded to one Mg2+ and three Al3+ atoms to form a mixture of distorted corner and edge-sharing OMgAl3 trigonal pyramids. In the sixteenth O2- site, O2- is bonded to one Mg2+ and three Al3+ atoms to form a mixture of distorted corner and edge-sharing OMgAl3 trigonal pyramids. In the seventeenth O2- site, O2- is bonded to one Mg2+ and three equivalent Al3+ atoms to form a mixture of distorted corner and edge-sharing OMgAl3 trigonal pyramids. In the eighteenth O2- site, O2- is bonded to one Mg2+ and three equivalent Al3+ atoms to form a mixture of distorted corner and edge-sharing OMgAl3 tetrahedra. In the nineteenth O2- site, O2- is bonded to one Mg2+ and three Al3+ atoms to form a mixture of distorted corner and edge-sharing OMgAl3 trigonal pyramids. In the twentieth O2- site, O2- is bonded to one Mg2+ and three Al3+ atoms to form a mixture of distorted corner and edge-sharing OMgAl3 trigonal pyramids. In the twenty-first O2- site, O2- is bonded to one Mg2+ and three equivalent Al3+ atoms to form a mixture of distorted corner and edge-sharing OMgAl3 tetrahedra. In the twenty-second O2- site, O2- is bonded to one Mg2+ and three equivalent Al3+ atoms to form a mixture of distorted corner and edge-sharing OMgAl3 trigonal pyramids. In the twenty-third O2- site, O2- is bonded in a rectangular see-saw-like geometry to one Mg2+ and three Al3+ atoms. In the twenty-fourth O2- site, O2- is bonded to one Mg2+ and three equivalent Al3+ atoms to form corner-sharing OMgAl3 tetrahedra.},
doi = {10.17188/1263208},
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place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {4}
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