Safflorite, a naturally occurring cobalt-nickel-iron diarsenide (Co,Ni,Fe)As2, possesses the marcasite-type structure, with cations (M = Co + Ni + Fe) at site symmetry 2/m and As anions at m. The MAs6 octa-hedra share two edges, forming chains parallel to c. The chemical formula for safflorite should be expressed as (Co,Ni,Fe)As2, rather than the end-member format CoAs2, as its structure stabilization requires the simultaneous inter-action of the electronic states of Co, Ni, and Fe with As2 2- dianions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Acta Crystallographica Section E: Structure Reports Online|
|State||Published - Sep 11 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics