Blogging a crystal structure a day in 2014


Index of inorganic structures

Date postedTitleStructureAuthor
10/08Superhard and superstrong – cubic Boron NitrideBoron nitrideHelen Maynard-Casely
05/03Organize your oxygen with brownmillerite, SrCoO2.5Brownmillerite (SrCoO2.5)Sara Callori
07/07Ordering matters: Not all brownmillerites are created equalBrownmillerite super structure (Sr2Fe2O5)Josie Auckett
25/01Buckminsterfullerene a.k.a. Buckyballs a.k.a. C60BuckminsterfullereneSara Callori
09/03Classical crystal structures – Caesium chlorideCaesium chlorideHelen Maynard-Casely
27/10Solid carbon dioxideCarbon dioxideLawrence Norris
14/10Phase Under Pressure – Cerium gold silicideCerium gold silicideAndrew Studer
13/11Growing new flowers in the chemical garden – cobalt chlorideCobalt chlorideHelen Maynard-Casely
23/06Porosity on your Plate – An Edible Metal-Organic FrameworkCyclodextrin-based MOFSam Duyker
13/12Now you've seen everything – superconductive concreteDodecacalcium hepta-aluminateHelen Maynard-Casely
21/11An explosive discovery – Einsteinium sesquioxideEinsteinium sesquioxideHelen Maynard-Casely
29/01Certainly not a typical material – the structure of Gadolinium TitanatesGadolinium titanateJames Christian
16/05Gd5Si2Ge2: Magneto gets coolerGd5Si2Ge2Andrew Studer
16/12Han purple – colour of the terracotta warriorsHan purpleSam Duyker
18/02How high is high for a high-temperature superconductor? – HgBaCaCuOHgBaCaCuOKirrily Rule
22/05Confining water – the structure of HHTP tetrahydrateHHTP tetrahydrateJasper Adamson
12/04Cubic ice – does it exist or not?Ice IcHelen Maynard-Casely
30/08Ice, but in a better state of order - Ice IIIce IIHelen Maynard-Casely
07/06Ice III in GanymedeIce IIIHelen Maynard-Casely
19/07Ice X – The extreme form of iceIce XHelen Maynard-Casely
15/11The most recently discovered ice structure – Ice XVIce XVHelen Maynard-Casely
14/08Not going anywhere – low expansion alloysINVARHelen Maynard-Casely
10/07Common structure, but rare material – Iridium OxideIridium OxideHelen Maynard-Casely
18/10Finding hydrogen – where does it sit in fcc Iron hydrideIron hydride (fcc)Helen Maynard-Casely
30/01Resistance is futile – Lanthanum Barium Copper OxideLanthanum barium copper oxideKirrily Rule
26/02Purple standards – Lanthanum hexaborideLanthanum hexaborideJames Hester
24/02Getting pernickety about the 1st pnictide superconductor, LaOFePLaOFePKirrily Rule
16/07A material that could help keep your heart going – lead zirconium titanateLead Zirconium TitanateHelen Maynard-Casely
06/12Stuffing in the hydrogen – Lithium Boro-hydrideLithium boro-hydrideHelen Maynard-Casely
09/04LixCoO2 – The Breakout Battery HitLithium cobalt oxideWilliam Brant
29/04LiFePO4 – The Unexpected Battery Success StoryLithium iron phosphateWilliam Brant
07/08Crystals of temperature and electricity – Pyroelectric lithium niobateLithium niobateHelen Maynard-Casely
31/01Spinning around with Spinels – Lithium titanateLithium titanatePaige Hawkins
26/10Simple Sunday – Magnesium ChlorideMagnesium chlorideHelen Maynard-Casely
28/03Spins and Arrows: the Magnetic Story of MnOManganese oxideAndrew Studer
14/04An Explosive Result – Mercury (II) FulminateMercury(II) fulminateJonathan McCree-Grey
01/12A Structure for Summer – Methylammonium Lead HalidesMethylammonium Lead HalidesHelen Brand
26/05MIL-143 or the big-brother (ir)regular beta-cristobaliteMIL 143Hubert Chevreau
28/11Surreal Microscopic Environments – Negative CrystalsNegative crystalsWilliam Brant
26/09Neo-mag: The strongest permanent magnet of them all!Neo-mag (Nd2Fe2B)Kirrily Rule
02/04Rare earth magnets: how crystallography can help you stay attractiveNeodymium magnetAndrew Studer
30/05Crystals you can grow at home – Nickel Sulphate HexahydrateNickel sulfate hexahydrateJames Hester
20/07A smashing crystal structure – Nickel sulfideNickel sulfideHelen Maynard-Casely
05/11Remember, Remember the 5th of November, Gunpowder, Treason and Plot…NiterHelen Brand
13/09You can do a lot with two elements – NitinolNitinolHelen Maynard-Casely
05/05It's a bird…it's a plane…it's a superstructure!PbTiO3/SrTiO3 superlatticeSara Callori
05/06A little out of the usual – a sneak peek at our take on the structure of a perovskitePerovskiteNeeraj Sharma
11/04Murder most foul – Potassium CyanidePotassium cyanideJonathan McCree-Grey
02/02Are you feeling blue? The structure of Prussian BluePrussian BlueFlorence Ragon
02/05Magnetic monopoles in the pyrochlore structurePyrochloreKirrily Rule
15/10Local Order Hidden Inside the Average Order in PZNPZNDarren Goossens
01/01The structure that started it all – Rock saltRock SaltHelen Maynard-Casely
01/07This month introduces us to the most iconic of red gems: Ruby, the birthstone of JulyRubyJosie Auckett
11/08Let’s Get Popping! – Ruddlesden-Popper StructuresRuddlesden-Popper structuresSara Callori
04/05SmCo magnets – May the 4th be with youSamarium cobalt magnetsHelen Maynard-Casely
17/10SmB<sub>6</sub>: When interesting is skin deepSamarium hexaboride, SmB6Andrew Studer
24/08Powering Voyager - SiGe alloysSiGe alloysHelen Maynard-Casely
25/10A long chain crystal – Silver behenateSilver behenateHelen Maynard-Casely
20/10Getting your cakes to rise – bicarbonate of sodaSodium bicarbonateHelen Maynard-Casely
27/09Sodium hydride, simple yet historicSodium hydrideHelen Maynard-Casely
24/06A bit of a mouthful – sodium vanadium fluorophosphates: Na3V2O2x(PO4)2F3-2xSodium vanadium fluorophosphateNeeraj Sharma
05/09Growing crystals for your PhD – The trials and tribulations Part 2Sr3TiNb4O15William Brant
07/05Square planar ferrites: sneaking up on unlikely atomic geometriesSrFeO2Josie Auckett
28/12Decorative, but a little deadly – TorberniteTartaric acidLauren Macreadie
09/05ThCr2Si2: giving it the old 1-2-2ThCr2Si2Andrew Studer
04/12Beautifully holding buildings together – Tricalcium aluminateTricalcium aluminateHelen Maynard-Casely
23/01WOOO, Tungsten(VI) Oxide!Tungsten (VI) oxideMackenzie Hagan
29/10Boron and carbon – better together?WillemiteHelen Maynard-Casely
13/02Superconductivity Heats Up: Yttrium Barium Copper OxideYttrium barium copper oxideSara Callori
09/10Absorbing and beautiful, zinc nitrateZinc nitrateHelen Maynard-Casely
24/05Same … but different. The structure of alpha-cristobaliteα-CristobaliteHubert Chevreau
25/05Same … but different. The structure of beta-cristobaliteβ-CristobaliteHubert Chevreau
15/01Conducting heat with a very complicated structureδ-Bi2O3-Nb2O5Chris Ling