Space group determination of Al2(WO4)3 using convergent-beam electron diffraction

Yoichiro Ogata, Kenji Tsuda, Takuya Hashimoto

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The space-group symmetries of a negative thermal expansion material Al 2(WO4)3 that undergoes a structural phase transformation at Tc = -22 °C have been investigated using convergent-beam electron diffraction. It has been confirmed that the space group of the room-temperature phase of Al2(WO4)3, which shows slightly negative thermal expansion, is orthorhombic Pbcn (No. 60). The space group of the low-temperature phase of Al2(WO 4)3, which shows positive thermal expansion, has been determined to be monoclinic P1121 /n (No. 14) with the lattice of am = ao -bo, bm = 2bo, and cm = co.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4664-4668
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
Issue number6 PART 1
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jun 13


  • Al(WO)
  • Convergent-beam electron diffraction (CBED)
  • Selected-area electron diffraction (SAED)
  • Space group


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