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The Zincblende (ZnS) Structure

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General Notes

Structural Information

Zincblende Vital Statistics
Formula ZnS
Cystal System Cubic
Lattice Type Face-Centered
Space Group F4(bar)3m, No. ???
Cell Parameters a = 5.41 Å, Z=4
Atomic Positions S: 0, 0, 0   Zn: 0.25, 0.25, 0.25
(can interchange if desired)
Density 4.102
Melting Point phase transition at 1020 degrees C
Alternate Names zincblende, sphalerite
Isostructural
Compounds
AgInS2, BN, BC, XY (X = Al, Ga, In; Y = P, As, Sb)

Structure

Chime models

Fig. 5 A single unit cell of zincblende. Fig. 6 2x2x2 units cells of zincblende.

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