Tags: High pressure experimental phase Calcite Calcium carbonate

Material Details

Final Magnetic Moment
0.000 μB

Calculated total magnetic moment for the unit cell within the magnetic ordering provided (see below). Typically accurate to the second digit.

Magnetic Ordering
Formation Energy / Atom
-2.683 eV

Calculated formation energy from the elements normalized to per atom in the unit cell.

Energy Above Hull / Atom
0.016 eV

The energy of decomposition of this material into the set of most stable materials at this chemical composition, in eV/atom. Stability is tested against all potential chemical combinations that result in the material's composition. For example, a Co2O3 structure would be tested for decomposition against other Co2O3 structures, against Co and O2 mixtures, and against CoO and O2 mixtures.

2.66 g/cm3

The calculated bulk crystalline density, typically underestimated due calculated cell volumes overestimated on average by 3% (+/- 6%)

Decomposes To
Band Gap
4.809 eV

In general, band gaps computed with common exchange-correlation functionals such as the LDA and GGA are severely underestimated. Typically the disagreement is reported to be ~50% in the literature. Some internal testing by the Materials Project supports these statements; typically, we find that band gaps are underestimated by ~40%. We additionally find that several known insulators are predicted to be metallic.

Space Group

Hermann Mauguin
P1 [2]
-P 1
Point Group
Crystal System
We have not yet calculated a detailed bandstructure for this material

X-Ray Diffraction

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Calculated powder diffraction pattern; note that peak spacings may be affected due to inaccuracies in calculated cell volume, which is typically overestimated on average by 3% (+/- 6%)


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Similar Structures beta feature

Explanation of dissimilarity measure: Documentation.
material dissimilarity Ehull # of elements
KNO3 (mp-675625) 0.5701 0.012 3
KNO3 (mp-672644) 0.5357 0.044 3
TlCO2 (mp-556745) 0.5022 0.042 3
Pb(CO2)2 (mp-22747) 0.5287 0.063 3
CaBO3 (mp-1084760) 0.5721 0.099 3
NaHCO2 (mp-23684) 0.5879 0.089 4
CaH2(CO2)2 (mp-23685) 0.5386 0.128 4
Ca2BClO3 (mp-554263) 0.6221 0.000 4
BaH2(CO2)2 (mp-601226) 0.5999 0.192 4
CdH2(CO2)2 (mp-644265) 0.5462 0.144 4
KCBr(NO2)2 (mp-558178) 0.7451 0.480 5
KBiN(ClO)3 (mp-649415) 0.6752 0.006 5
Up to 5 similar elemental, binary, ternary, quaternary, etc. structures displayed (dissimilarity threshold 0.75). Ehull: energy above hull per atom [eV].

Synthesis Descriptions

Silicon ester dispersants were prepared using transesterification between ethyl petroleum silicate and the alkyl alcohols by different molecular masses. The dispersants were used to modify calcium car [...]
HDPE, with a melt flow index (ASTM D 1238) of 0.8 g/10 min and grade Thai-Zex 5000S produced by Bangkok Polyethylene, Rayong, Thailand, was used. The material had a density of 0.954 g/cm3 (ASTM D 1505 [...]
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Calculation Summary

Structure Optimization

Run Type
Energy Cutoff
520 eV
# of K-points
U Values
Final Energy/Atom
-7.4752 eV
Corrected Energy
-78.9659 eV
-78.9659 eV = -74.7522 eV (uncorrected energy) - 4.2137 eV (MP Anion Correction)

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  • High pressure experimental phase
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  • Calcium carbonate

Displaying lattice parameters for primitive cell; note that calculated cell volumes are typically overestimated on average by 3% (+/- 6%). Note the primitive cell may appear less symmetric than the conventional cell representation (see "Structure Type" selector below the 3d structure)