For a given system:

  1. Create CIF or XYZ file of your system (make sure that it is readable by Jmol)
  2. Determine symmetry and independent geometrical parameters
  3. Determine structural type (common name, prototype, Strukturbericht, Pearson symbol etc.)
  4. Explain the structure and bonding
  5. Predict structure and compare with the above created one
  6. Discuss relevant structures or allotropes (same composition but different structure or same structure but different composition)
  7. Describe electronic properties
  8. Propose possible applications

Logistics: 1) provide your answer in written form (see sample); 2) discussion in person might be needed.

Molecules and molecular solids

Crystals and surfaces

Low-dimensional materials