Title
Density functional study of low-lying isomers of <tex>$SiO_{4}$</tex>, <tex>$GeO_{4}$</tex> and <tex>$CO_{4}$</tex>, and their relation to tetrahedral solid phases
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Sciences. Physics
Publication type
article
Publication
Berlin ,
Subject
Physics
Source (journal)
European physical journal : D : atomic, molecular and optical physics. - Berlin
Volume/pages
66(2012) :4 , p. 105,1-105,4
ISSN
1434-6060
Article Reference
105
Carrier
E-only publicatie
Target language
English (eng)
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Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
In silica (SiO2) and in most silicates, atomic associations exist with composition SiO4 and a structure with four O atoms in tetrahedral coordination around the Si atom. A similar feature is observed in germania (GeO2) and some solids containing Ge instead of Si, although the number of phases containing GeO4 tetrahedra is smaller. In contrast, and in spite of the fact that C is in the same column of the periodic table as Si and Ge, CO2 is a molecular solid, and crystalline and amorphous phases of CO2 showing CO4 tetrahedra are only obtained under extremely high pressures. We have investigated the relation between free SiO4, GeO4 and CO4 clusters and the tetrahedral associations found in the solids mentioned above. The lowest energy structure of those three free clusters is planar, but they have near-tetrahedral and distorted-tetrahedral isomers. The promotion energy from the planar structure to the distorted tetrahedral is low in SiO4, large in CO4, and intermediate in GeO4. This correlates with the facility to form tetrahedral associations in the solids.
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