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Solid State Structures

Polyhedral Model Kit
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How to Order
About the Kit
Model Kit Parts
Assembling Units
Assembling Units Movies
Why Polyhedra?
What You Need to Know
NaCl Example
ZnS Example
Al2(OH)6 Example
Key to the online directions
Required pieces
Download manual (pdf file)
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  Halides and Sulfides
Halite NaCl
Halite (alternate) NaCl
Cadmium Iodide CdI2
Cadmium Chloride CdCl2
Sphalerite ZnS
Sphalerite (alternate) ZnS
Chalcopyrite CuFeS2
Platinum Sulfide PtS
Nickel Arsenide NiAs
Nickel Arsenide (alternate) NiAs
Tellurobismuthite Bi2Te3
Octahedra and Tetrahedra
Hexagonal Close Packing
Cubic Close Packing
  Oxides
Ice H2O(s)
Antifluorite Li2O
Fluorite CaF2
Rutile TiO2
Cassiterite SnO2
Corundum Al2O3
Corundum (alternate) Al2O3
Vanadium Pentoxide V2O5
Rhenium Trioxide ReO3
Tungsten Trioxide WO3-x
Perovskite BaTiO3
Perovskite PbTiO3
Perovskite (BaTiO3)2(CaTiO3)4
Superconductor YBa2Cu3O7
Spinel MgAl2O4
Magnetite Fe3O4
 
Trioctahedral Sheets
Each OH- shared with three Mg+2
Brucite
Mg3(OH)6
Lizardite
Mg3(OH)4[Si2O5]
Talc
Mg3(OH)2[Si2O5]2
Biotite
K(Mg,Fe)3(OH)2[Si3AlO10]
Vermiculite
Mgx(Mg,Fe)3(OH)2[(Si,Al)2O5]2
 
Dioctahedral Sheets
Each OH- shared with two Al+3
Gibbsite
Al2(OH)6
Kaolinite
Al2(OH)4[Si2O5]
Pyrophyllite
Al2(OH)2[Si2O5]2
Muscovite
KAl2(OH)2[Si3AlO10]
Montmorillonite
(Na,Ca)x(Al,Mg)2(OH)2[Si2O5]2
Other Silicates
Olivine
MgxFe1-x[SiO4]
Diopside
CaMg[Si2O6]
Tremolite
Ca2Mg5[Si4O11]2(OH)2
Beryl
Be3Al2[Si6O18]
Topaz
Al2(F,OH)2SiO4
 
Quartz
SiO2
Albite
NaAlSi3O8
Sodalite Na4Al3Si3O12Cl
Sodalite (eight unit cells)
Faujasite
Na0.15Ca0.075Al0.3Si0.7O4OH1.33
ZSM5 Zeolite
(HAlO2)x(SiO2)y
Clinoptilolite
[(Na,K)6-2xCax](Al6Si30O72).24H2O
Other
Ammonium Dihydrogen Phosphate
NH4H2PO4
 

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University of Wisconsin Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (NSF DMR-1121288)
Interdisciplinary Education Group   |   MRSEC on Nanostructured Interfaces
This page created by George Lisensky, Beloit College.  Last modified July 14, 2014 .