A Raman spectroscopic study of the ‘cave’ mineral ardealite Ca2(HPO4)(SO4)•4H2O
Frost, Ray L., Palmer, Sara J., Henry, Dermot A., & Pogson, Ross (2011) A Raman spectroscopic study of the ‘cave’ mineral ardealite Ca2(HPO4)(SO4)•4H2O. Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, 42(6), pp. 1447-1454.
The mineral ardealite Ca2(HPO4)(SO4)•4H2O is a ‘cave’ mineral and is formed through the reaction of calcite with bat guano. The mineral shows disorder and the composition varies depending on the origin of the mineral. Raman spectroscopy complimented with infrared spectroscopy has been used to characterise the mineral ardealite. The Raman spectrum is very different from that of gypsum. Bands are assigned to SO42- and HPO42- stretching and bending modes.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Raman spectroscopy, phosphate, sulphate, ardealite|
|ISSN:||1097-4555 (online) 0377-0486 (print)|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (INCL. STRUCTURAL) (030600) > Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy (030606)|
|Divisions:||Past > Schools > Chemistry|
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.|
|Deposited On:||21 Jun 2011 08:14|
|Last Modified:||28 Jun 2012 10:07|
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