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The origin of the distorted close-packed elemental structure of indium

Häussermann, Ulrich ; Simak, Sergei I. ; Ahuja, Rajeev ; Johansson, Börje LU and Lidin, Sven LU (1999) In Angewandte Chemie - International Edition 38(13-14). p.2017-2020
Abstract

Why does indium adopt a tetragonally distorted fcc structure, and not a fcc structure like its lighter homologue aluminum? This question has puzzled chemists and physicists for a long time, and has now been addressed by means of ab initio full-potential calculations in the framework of density functional theory. It was found that the different tendency of aluminum and indium to form s-p hybridized bands is responsible for the different ground- state structures (shown schematically).

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keywords
Ab initio calculations, Aluminum, Bond theory, Elemental structures, Indium
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Angewandte Chemie - International Edition
volume
38
issue
13-14
pages
4 pages
publisher
John Wiley and Sons Inc.
external identifiers
  • scopus:0040299904
ISSN
1433-7851
DOI
10.1002/(SICI)1521-3773(19990712)38:13/14<2017::AID-ANIE2017>3.0.CO;2-O
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English
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0213226d-7a64-41bb-ba43-2572a398e84a
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  series       = {Angewandte Chemie - International Edition},
  title        = {The origin of the distorted close-packed elemental structure of indium},
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