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The orthorhombic crystal structure of Ru₂Si₃, Ru₂Ge₃, Os₂Si₃ and Os₂Ge₃

Publication date1974-11-15
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Single-Crystal studies have indicated that the true symmetry of Ru₂Ge₃ is not tetragonal but orthorhombic. Space group Pbcn (No. 60); a = 11-436, b = 9-238 and e = 5-716 Å; Z = 8, Dx = 9-23 g cm⁻³, F.W. 419-91, F(000)= 1472, μ(Mo Kα)=40-4 cm⁻¹. The structure was solved by the Patterson method and refined to an R of 0-085. The compounds Ru₂Si₃, Os₂Si₃ and Os₂Ge₃ are isotypic. The Ru₂Ge₃ structure is related to the tetragonal Ru₂Sn₃ structure. Two unit cells of the latter placed side by side give the orthorhombic unit cell of Ru₂Ge₃ (a/c=2). Whereas the positions of the transition element in both structures are nearly identical and of the β-tin type, there are differences between Sn and Ge sites and consequently different coordination polyhedra.

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POUTCHAROVSKY, Dmitry Jourevitch, PARTHE, Erwin. The orthorhombic crystal structure of Ru₂Si₃, Ru₂Ge₃, Os₂Si₃ and Os₂Ge₃. In: Acta crystallographica. Section B, Structural crystallography and crystal chemistry, 1974, vol. 30, n° 11, p. 2692–2696. doi: 10.1107/S0567740874007825
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