Holes in diamond or carbon nitride lattices Academic Article uri icon


  • A discussion is presented for possible diamond-lattice-based structures containing holes that can be filled with metal atoms or ions. To allow the formation of coordinative bonds to the metal, some carbon atoms should be replaced by heteroatoms (with nitrogen preferred, but in some cases oxygen or other heteroatoms may be considered). Two types of holes that may lead to the formation of coordinative bonds are discussed in detail: tetrahedral holes for four such bonds and quasi-octahedral holes for six such bonds. In turn, when suitably arranged in a translationally symmetric manner, these holes may resemble open or closed pores in foams; when they are open, the "channels" may lead to interesting properties with regard to metallic conductivity or superconductivity. 1996 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Balaban, A. T., Klein, D. J., & Seitz, W. A.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Balaban, AT||Klein, DJ||Seitz, WA

publication date

  • December 1996