Raman and infrared spectroscopic characterization of the phosphate mineral Lithiophilite—LiMnPO4
Frost, Ray L., Xi, Yunfei, Scholz, Ricardo, López, Andrés, Belotti, Fernanda M., & Chaves, Mário L.S.C. (2013) Raman and infrared spectroscopic characterization of the phosphate mineral Lithiophilite—LiMnPO4. Phosphorus, Sulfur, and Silicon and the Related Elements, 188(11), pp. 1526-1534.
The metal lithium is very important in industry, including lithium batteries. An important source of lithium besides continental brines is granitic pegmatites as in Australia. Lithiophilite is a lithium and manganese phosphate with chemical formula LiMnPO4 and forms a solid solution with triphylite, its Fe analog, and belongs to the triphylite group that includes karenwebberite, natrophilite, and sicklerite. The mineral lithiophilite was characterized by chemical analysis and spectroscopic techniques. The chemical is: Li1.01(Mn0.60, Fe0.41, Mg0.01, Ca0.01)(PO4)0.99 and corresponds to an intermediate member of the triphylite-lithiophilite series, with predominance of the lithiophilite member. The mineral lithiophilite is readily characterized by Raman and infrared spectroscopy.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Lithium batteries, Raman spectroscopy, lithiophilite, triphylite, phosphate, lithium|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (INCL. STRUCTURAL) (030600) > Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy (030606)|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2013 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC|
|Deposited On:||10 Apr 2014 23:04|
|Last Modified:||10 Oct 2014 14:49|
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