Nb3Te crystallizes in the cubic Pm-3n space group. The structure is three-dimensional. Nb is bonded in a 6-coordinate geometry to two equivalent Nb and four equivalent Te atoms. Both Nb–Nb bond lengths are 2.65 Å. All Nb–Te bond lengths are 2.96 Å. Te is bonded to twelve equivalent Nb atoms to form a mixture of edge and face-sharing TeNb12 cuboctahedra.