The incommensurate structure of KIn(PO)
What is it about?
The origin of the modulation relates to the ordering of K cations within the hexagonal close packing of the PO anions. The driving forces for the modulation of the other cations are In-P and K-P interactions. The modulation of O atoms of rigid PO units follows the cations in order to stabilize the InO octahedron.
Why is it important?
The origin of the modulation is discussed in comparison with the structures of NaInP, [alpha]- and [beta]-NaIn(PO), NaFe(PO) and RbIn(PO).
The following have contributed to this page: Priv.-Doz. Dr. Andreas Schönleber
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