material

HgTe

ID:

mp-1811

DOI:

10.17188/1192908


Tags: High pressure experimental phase Mercury telluride - HP Mercury telluride

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
NM
Formation Energy / Atom
-0.019 eV

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

Energy Above Hull / Atom
0.145 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.

Density
9.35 g/cm3

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

Decomposes To
HgTe
Band Gap
0.000 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
Fm3m [225]
Hall
-F 4 2 3
Point Group
m3m
Crystal System
cubic

Electronic Structure

Topological data for ICSD ID 31842 from Topological Materials Database
Topological Classification
SM*
Subclassification
ESFD
Crossing Type
Point
* Semimetal
Enforced Semimetal with Fermi point Degeneracy

Band Structure and Density of States

Warning! Semi-local DFT tends to severely underestimate bandgaps. Please see the wiki for more info.

X-Ray Diffraction

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  • Mo
  • Fe

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%)

X-Ray Absorption Spectra

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Substrates

Reference for minimal coincident interface area (MCIA) and elastic energy:
substrate orientation:
No elastic tensor calculated for this material, so elastic energies not avaialable. Sorting by MCIA instead.
substrate material substrate orientation film orientation MCIA [Å2]
AlN (mp-661) <0 0 1> <1 1 1> 262.4
AlN (mp-661) <1 0 0> <1 0 0> 189.4
CeO2 (mp-20194) <1 0 0> <1 0 0> 151.5
CeO2 (mp-20194) <1 1 0> <1 1 0> 160.7
CeO2 (mp-20194) <1 1 1> <1 1 1> 196.8
GaAs (mp-2534) <1 0 0> <1 0 0> 303.0
BaF2 (mp-1029) <1 0 0> <1 0 0> 37.9
BaF2 (mp-1029) <1 1 0> <1 1 0> 53.6
BaF2 (mp-1029) <1 1 1> <1 1 1> 65.6
GaN (mp-804) <0 0 1> <1 0 0> 189.4
GaN (mp-804) <1 0 0> <1 0 0> 189.4
GaN (mp-804) <1 0 1> <1 1 0> 267.8
GaN (mp-804) <1 1 0> <1 1 0> 321.4
GaN (mp-804) <1 1 1> <1 0 0> 151.5
SiO2 (mp-6930) <0 0 1> <1 1 1> 65.6
SiO2 (mp-6930) <1 0 1> <1 1 1> 328.0
SiO2 (mp-6930) <1 1 1> <1 0 0> 265.1
KCl (mp-23193) <1 0 0> <1 0 0> 340.9
DyScO3 (mp-31120) <1 1 0> <1 0 0> 303.0
InAs (mp-20305) <1 0 0> <1 0 0> 37.9
InAs (mp-20305) <1 1 0> <1 1 0> 53.6
InAs (mp-20305) <1 1 1> <1 1 1> 65.6
ZnSe (mp-1190) <1 0 0> <1 0 0> 303.0
KTaO3 (mp-3614) <1 0 0> <1 0 0> 151.5
KTaO3 (mp-3614) <1 1 0> <1 1 0> 214.3
KTaO3 (mp-3614) <1 1 1> <1 1 1> 196.8
CdS (mp-672) <0 0 1> <1 1 1> 196.8
LiF (mp-1138) <1 0 0> <1 0 0> 151.5
LiF (mp-1138) <1 1 0> <1 1 0> 214.3
LiF (mp-1138) <1 1 1> <1 1 1> 196.8
Te2W (mp-22693) <0 0 1> <1 1 0> 107.1
Te2W (mp-22693) <0 1 0> <1 1 1> 262.4
Te2W (mp-22693) <1 0 0> <1 0 0> 189.4
Te2W (mp-22693) <1 0 1> <1 0 0> 189.4
TePb (mp-19717) <1 0 0> <1 0 0> 340.9
Te2Mo (mp-602) <0 0 1> <1 0 0> 265.1
Te2Mo (mp-602) <1 0 0> <1 1 1> 262.4
Te2Mo (mp-602) <1 1 0> <1 0 0> 189.4
Te2Mo (mp-602) <1 1 1> <1 0 0> 189.4
Ag (mp-124) <1 0 0> <1 0 0> 151.5
Ag (mp-124) <1 1 0> <1 1 0> 214.3
Ag (mp-124) <1 1 1> <1 1 1> 262.4
Bi2Te3 (mp-34202) <0 0 1> <1 0 0> 265.1
GaSe (mp-1943) <0 0 1> <1 1 1> 262.4
BN (mp-984) <0 0 1> <1 1 1> 65.6
BN (mp-984) <1 0 1> <1 0 0> 303.0
BN (mp-984) <1 1 0> <1 1 1> 65.6
BN (mp-984) <1 1 1> <1 0 0> 265.1
Bi2Se3 (mp-541837) <0 0 1> <1 1 1> 196.8
MoS2 (mp-1434) <0 0 1> <1 0 0> 303.0
Up to 50 entries displayed.
minimal coincident interface area.

Elasticity

Reference for tensor and properties:
Stiffness Tensor Cij (GPa)
83 56 56 0 0 0
56 83 56 0 0 0
56 56 83 0 0 0
0 0 0 17 0 0
0 0 0 0 17 0
0 0 0 0 0 17
Compliance Tensor Sij (10-12Pa-1)
26 -10.4 -10.4 0 0 0
-10.4 26 -10.4 0 0 0
-10.4 -10.4 26 0 0 0
0 0 0 57.3 0 0
0 0 0 0 57.3 0
0 0 0 0 0 57.3
Shear Modulus GV
16 GPa
Bulk Modulus KV
65 GPa
Shear Modulus GR
16 GPa
Bulk Modulus KR
65 GPa
Shear Modulus GVRH
16 GPa
Bulk Modulus KVRH
65 GPa
Elastic Anisotropy
0.07
Poisson's Ratio
0.39

Similar Structures beta feature

Explanation of dissimilarity measure: Documentation.
material dissimilarity Ehull # of elements
Sr4SO3 (mp-1079788) 0.0000 0.200 3
BaSr3O4 (mp-984729) 0.0000 0.044 3
ScH4Pd3 (mp-981386) 0.0000 0.039 3
Sr3CdO4 (mp-981103) 0.0000 0.019 3
SrCa3O4 (mp-978844) 0.0000 0.040 3
SmTe (mp-342) 0.0000 0.000 2
MnS (mp-2065) 0.0000 0.000 2
ErSe (mp-2491) 0.0000 0.000 2
PuC (mp-280) 0.0000 0.117 2
ErSb (mp-2191) 0.0000 0.000 2
As (mp-10) 0.0000 0.126 1
Sc (mp-1008681) 0.0000 0.719 1
Ca (mp-10683) 0.0000 0.393 1
C (mp-998866) 0.0000 2.763 1
Sb (mp-133) 0.0000 0.051 1
Up to 5 similar elemental, binary, ternary, quaternary, etc. structures displayed (dissimilarity threshold 0.75). Ehull: energy above hull per atom [eV].

Synthesis Descriptions

CdTe and HgTe films were carried out by CSS [4]. At first, CdTe thin films were deposited on borosilicate glass substrates (corning 7059). The source material (CdTe 99.999%) was placed in a graphite b [...]
HgTe NCs were prepared using an aqueous thiol-capping method similarly to previously reported procedure [3] with thioglycerol (TG) as stabilizer. The size of the NCs can be increased after preparation [...]
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Calculation Summary

Elasticity

Methodology

Structure Optimization

Run Type
GGA
Energy Cutoff
520 eV
# of K-points
None
U Values
--
Pseudopotentials
VASP PAW: Hg Te
Final Energy/Atom
-1.7423 eV
Corrected Energy
-3.9065 eV
Uncorrected energy = -3.4845 eV Composition-based energy adjustment (-0.422 eV/atom x 1.0 atoms) = -0.4220 eV Corrected energy = -3.9065 eV

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ICSD IDs
  • 31842
  • 639246
  • 60204
  • 56216
  • 639253
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  • Mercury telluride

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)