What is it about?

The uniqueness of the perovskite crystal structure with regard to space - filling of its cation coordination polyhedra is exploited to derive a simple mathematical framework for designing these very common materials.

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Why is it important?

Earlier, established approaches to describing perovskite structures - Goldschmidt Tolerance Factor and octahedral tilting / distortion (work of A.M. Glazer) are brought together by calculating V(A)/V(B) volume ratios from experimental crystal data.


This is the final article in a series of five Acta Cryst B papers dealing with Chemical Composition - Crystal Structure - Physical Property relationships in ABX3 perovskites.

Professor Noel William Thomas
Hochschule Koblenz

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This page is a summary of: A New Global Parameterization of Perovskite Structures, Acta Crystallographica Section B Structural Science, October 1998, International Union of Crystallography, DOI: 10.1107/s0108768198001979.
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