I am trying to make an albite cell with a free 011 surface. Usually I would load the unit cell .cif file from materials project, turn this into a lammps data file, replicate, then open a surface in lammps. However, for a 011 surface this becomes more complicated.
I have read in Ovito how to create a slab but it does not seem to be working. Should I replicate the unit cell first (6 4 8 replications is what I did in lammps) and then try making the slab? I tried loading the cif, replicating 2 2 2 in super cell, and then using build slab. But it did not create a slab and seemed to lose all periodic boundary conditions. Any advice?