rutile structure

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A type of ionic crystal structure in which the anions have a hexagonal close packed arrangement with cations in half the octahedral holes. The coordination number of the anions is 6 and the coordination number of the cations is 3. compounds with this structures include TiO2, MnO2, SnO2, MgF2, and NiF2.

http://cst-www.nrl.navy.mil/lattice/struk/c4.html An interactive version of the structure

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