This example uses Li0.92Ti2.88O6 as published in (I.E. Grey, L. M. D. Cranswick, C. Li, L. A. Bursill, and J. L. Peng, "New Phases Formed in the Li-Ti-O System under Reducing Conditions", Journal of Solid State Chemistry, 138, 74-86 (1998)).
It should be noted that this structure was originally solved by manual interpretation of a 3D Patterson map generated by Shelx76.
Also refer to Armel LeBail's Tutorial on solving structures from powder data
The UNIT CELL was determined using ITO, though a tutorial on using the three main powder indexing programs using the CRYS2RUN system is available using this particular data.
From either an Icon in MS-Windows (or typing expo on UNIX command line), run expo.
%struct liti %job Lithium Titanate - Ian Grey, et al. %init %data range 10.000 150.000 0.025 pattern liti.pow cont Ti 6 O 12 Li 2 wave 1.54056 cell 14.0956 2.9524 4.8917 90.000 92.1716 90.000 space c 2/m alpha %extraction %continue
Even though EXPO is prompting for a Range, pressing CONTINUE EXPO will apply an Alpha 2 correction
At this point, you can redefine the range of the data on which the structure factor extraction is performed. In this case, we may as well just go up to the full range but in some cases, this is a variable to play with as above a certain angle, the overlap can be so excessive as to be useless.
Lithium Titanate - Ian Grey, et al. number of atoms = 5 for set no. 1 type x y z Int. occ. B ti .347 .000 .983 1488. .500 2.364 ti .500 -.500 .500 1435. .250 1.739 o .430 .000 .686 455. .500 2.269 o .592 -.500 .804 447. .500 1.461 o .272 .500 .800 428. .500 1.672