The high-pressure behaviour of a synthetic P2(1)/c ferrian magnesian spodumene, (M2)(Li0.85Mg0.09Fe0.062+)(M1)(Fe0.853+Mg0.15)Si2O6, has been investigated using in situ single-crystal X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy. No phase transition has been observed within the pressure range investigated. The isothermal equation of state up to 7 GPa was determined. V-0, K-T0 and K', simultaneously refined with a Murnaghan equation of state, are: V-0= 415.66(7) angstrom(3), K-T0=83(1) GPa and K'=9.6(6). The magnitudes of the principal unit-strain coefficients were calculated and their ratios epsilon 1:epsilon 2:epsilon 3=1.00:1.85:2.81 at P=6.83 GPa indicate a very strong anisotropy. Monitoring of the intensity of b-type reflections (h+k= 2n+1) confirms that from room conditions up to 7 GPa the primitive lattice is maintained. Raman spectra have been collected up to 7.4 GPa. No change in the number of observed vibrational modes occurs in the pressure range investigated. At high frequency, the Raman doublet relative to the Si-O-Si vibrations of the two distinct tetrahedral chains is a broad band at room pressure, however, the frequency difference between the two modes increases with increasing pressure.
|Titolo:||High-pressure X-ray and Raman study of a ferrian magnesian spodumene|
GATTA, GIACOMO DIEGO (Primo)
|Parole Chiave:||clinopyroxene; spodumene; high-pressure; single crystal X-ray diffraction; Raman spectroscopy|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore GEO/09 - Georisorse Miner.Appl.Mineral.-Petrogr.per l'amb.e i Beni Cul|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/s00269-005-0450-2|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|