Comparison of trigonal B2O3 structures with high and low space-group symmetry

Mazharul M. Islam, Thomas Bredow, Christian Minot

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The geometrical, energetic and electronic properties of the low-pressure trigonal phase of B2O3 are studied theoretically at density functional theory level. Different methods and types of basis sets are used and the corresponding results are compared for two previously proposed structures with space group symmetries P3121 and P31. Based on the comparison of calculated and experimental structure parameters, and the calculated lattice energies of the two structures, it is concluded that the ground-state structure of B2O3 has P3121 symmetry. This is in agreement with a recent analysis of the spectroscopic data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)565-568
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number4-6
Early online date1 Dec 2005
Publication statusPublished - 6 Feb 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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