Ganguli, Dibyendu (1981) Site preference: A crystal chemical parameter in materials preparation. Transactions of the Indian Ceramic Society, 40 (5). pp. 175-179. ISSN 0371-750X

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The basic reactants in compound formation, i.e. atoms or ions, are often known to exhibit preferences for definite crystallographic positions in the structure assumed by the resulting compound. Such preferences, commonly designated 'site preference', can be directtld towards specific coordinations with the nearest neighbours, or towards one of two or more non-equivalent sites with the same coordination polyhedron (subiattice site preference). The present paper describes some of the empirical and semi-empirical factors, e.g. radius ratio, ionic ratio, bond strength, electronegativity etc which have been found to influence site preferences in specific cases. The role of these factors in the synthesis of inorganic pure compounds and solid solutions has been indicated with relevant examples. © 1981 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Crystal Chemistry, Thermodynamics, Phase Equilibria
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 24 May 2016 10:26
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