Single crystal raman spectroscopy of natural paulmooreite Pb2As2O5 and in comparison with the synthesised analogue

Bahfenne, Silmarilly, Rintoul, Llewellyn, Langhof, Jorgen, & Frost, Ray L. (2012) Single crystal raman spectroscopy of natural paulmooreite Pb2As2O5 and in comparison with the synthesised analogue. American Mineralogist, 97(1), pp. 143-149.

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The single crystal Raman spectra of natural mineral paulmooreite Pb2As2O5 from the Långban locality, Filipstad district, Värmland province, Sweden are presented for the first time. It is a monoclinic mineral containing an isolated [As2O5]4-. Depolarised and single crystal spectra of the natural and synthetic sample compare favorably and are characterized by strong bands around 186 and 140 cm-1 and three medium bands at 800 – 700 cm-1. Band assignments were made based on band symmetry and spectral comparison between experimental band positions and those resulting from Hartree-Fock calculation of an isolated [As2O5]4- ion. Spectral comparison was also made with lead arsenites such as synthetic PbAs2O4 and Pb2(AsO2)3Cl and natural finnemanite in order to determine the contribution of the terminal and bridging O in paulmooreite. Bands at 760 – 733 cm-1 were assigned to terminal As-O vibrations, whereas stretches of the bridging O occur at 562 and 503 cm-1. The single crystal spectra showed good mode separation, allowing bands to be assigned a symmetry species of Ag or Bg.

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ID Code: 48072
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: This is the work of student Ms Silmarilly Bahfenne
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Keywords: paulmooreite, finnemanite, single crystal Raman spectroscopy, PbAs2O4, Pb2(AsO2)3Cl
ISSN: 0003-004X
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 2012 American Mineralogical society
Deposited On: 16 Jan 2012 23:04
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2013 04:01

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