Raman spectroscopic study of the tellurite minerals : mackayite and quetzalcoatlite
Frost, Ray L. & Dickfos, Marilla J. (2009) Raman spectroscopic study of the tellurite minerals : mackayite and quetzalcoatlite. Spectrochimica Acta Part A Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 72(2), pp. 445-448.
Tellurites may be subdivided according to formula and structure. There are five groups based upon the formulae (a) A(XO3), (b) A(XO3).xH2O, (c) A2(XO3)3.xH2O, (d) A2(X2O5) and (e) A(X3O8). Raman spectroscopy has been used to study mackayite and quetzalcoatlite are examples of tellurites containing OH units
Raman bands for mackayite observed at 732, 782 and 579, 635cm-1 are assigned to the ν1 (Te2O5)2- symmetric stretching and ν3 (Te2O5)2- antisymmetric stretching modes. The Raman spectral profile of quetzalcoatlite is more complex with a considerable number of overlapping bands. Two bands may be resolved at 719 and 754 cm-1 which may be attributed to ν1 (Te2O5)2- symmetric stretching mode. The two Raman bands of quetzalcoatlite at 602 and 606 cm-1 are accounted for by the ν3 (Te2O5)2- antisymmetric stretching mode. Raman bands for mackayite, observed at (306, 349, 379) and (424, 436 cm-1 are assigned to the (Te2O5)2- ν2 (A1) bending mode and ν4 (E) bending modes. This research shows that Raman spectroscopy may be applied to tellurite minerals successfully.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||tellurite, tellurate, Raman spectroscopy, mackayite, quetzalcoatlite, cliffordite, rajite, denningite|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (INCL. STRUCTURAL) (030600)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology|
Past > Schools > School of Physical & Chemical Sciences
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2009 Elsevier|
|Copyright Statement:||Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher|
|Deposited On:||09 Feb 2009 13:34|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:02|
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