Tags: Potassium pentacyanonitrosomolybdate(0)

Material Details

Final Magnetic Moment
0.002 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
-0.454 eV

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

Energy Above Hull / Atom
0.210 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.

2.06 g/cm3

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

Decomposes To
K2CO3 + MoN + KC2N3 + K2CN2 + C
Band Gap
2.440 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
Pbca [61]
-P 2ac 2ab
Point Group
Crystal System

Electronic Structure

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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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%)


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]
CdS (mp-672) <0 0 1> <0 0 1> 123.9
LiF (mp-1138) <1 0 0> <0 0 1> 247.9
MoS2 (mp-1434) <0 0 1> <0 0 1> 123.9
InP (mp-20351) <1 1 1> <0 0 1> 123.9
PbS (mp-21276) <1 1 1> <0 0 1> 123.9
WS2 (mp-224) <0 0 1> <0 0 1> 123.9
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minimal coincident interface area.


A full elastic tensor has not been calculated for this material. Registered users can view statistical-learning-based predictions of this material's bulk and shear moduli.

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Similar Structures beta feature

Explanation of dissimilarity measure: Documentation.
material dissimilarity Ehull # of elements
Up to 5 similar elemental, binary, ternary, quaternary, etc. structures displayed (dissimilarity threshold 0.75). Ehull: energy above hull per atom [eV].

Calculation Summary

Structure Optimization

Run Type
Energy Cutoff
520 eV
# of K-points
U Values
Mo: 4.38 eV
VASP PAW: K_sv Mo_pv C N O
Final Energy/Atom
-6.9154 eV
Corrected Energy
-974.3553 eV
-974.3553 eV = -940.4890 eV (uncorrected energy) - 28.2480 eV (MP Advanced Correction) - 5.6183 eV (MP Anion Correction)

Detailed input parameters and outputs for all calculations

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  • Potassium pentacyanonitrosomolybdate(0)

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)