The P21/m ↔ C2/m displacive phase transition has been studied on a synthetic amphibole with unit formula ANa 0.90B(Na0.92Mg1.08) C(Mg4.98V0.02)TSi8O 22O3F2. The evolution of the unit-cell parameters and of the intensities of a set of super-lattice reflections was monitored in the T range 100-944 K. Polynomial fitting of a 24 Landau potential to the evolution of the order parameter with T yielded a critical temperature (Tc) of 395 ± 5 K (398 ± 6 when considering low-T saturation of the order parameter), and Landau coefficients compatible with second-order transition. The values of Tc and the coefficients for the phase transition obtained in this work are compared to those previously obtained for synthetic ANa0.83B(Na 0.83Mg1.17)CMg5TSi 8O22O3(OH)2 and to other data available in the literature. The substitution of OH by F at the O(3) site does not change the character of the transition, but decreases the Tc by at least 132 K, showing that the size of the M(4) polyhedron is not the only significant factor, and that the size of the octahedra and/or their different thermal expansion also play a role. Single-crystal structure refinements done at 100, 160, 220, 280, 340, 406, 514, 621, 729, 836 and 944 K allowed monitoring the changes in the structure and in the shape of electron density, which occur approaching the transition and during further heating. Mean thermal expansion coefficients for the different polyhedra in the structure were calculated for the high-T C2/m phase, and are compared with those of other amphiboles with 5 Mg atoms per formula unit at the C-sites. The presence of F significantly affects both cation ordering within the A cavity and the thermal expansion along the b and c edges. © by Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag.
The P21/m ↔ C2/m phase transition in amphiboles : new data on synthetic Na(NaMg)Mg5Si8O22F2 and the role of differential polyhedral expansion / F. Cámara, R. Oberti, N. Casati. - In: ZEITSCHRIFT FUR KRISTALLOGRAPHIE. - ISSN 0044-2968. - 223:1-2(2008), pp. 148-159.
|Titolo:||The P21/m ↔ C2/m phase transition in amphiboles : new data on synthetic Na(NaMg)Mg5Si8O22F2 and the role of differential polyhedral expansion|
CAMARA ARTIGAS, FERNANDO (Corresponding)
CASATI, NICOLA PIETRO MARIA (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Amphibole; Displacive phase-transition; Fluorine; HT-XRD; Landau coefficients; LT-XRD; Thermal expansion coefficients|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore GEO/06 - Mineralogia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1524/zkri.2008.0012|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|