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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 5 — Sep. 1, 1968
  • pp: 412–414

X-Ray Diffraction Analysis Techniques to Monitor Composition Fluctuations within the Mineral Group: Apatite

H. C. W. Skinner

Applied Spectroscopy, Vol. 22, Issue 5, pp. 412-414 (1968)


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Abstract

Hydrothermal synthesis studies in portions of the system CaO-P2O5-H2O-CO2-F have produced apatites with composition variations. The lattice constants of the apatites have been determined using computer analyses of x-ray powder diffraction data. By this method compositional fluctuations of a phase within a mixture containing several phases can be monitored. Lattice characteristics of hydroxyapatite (molar CaO/P2O5=3.3) synthesized at pressures of 2000 bars and temperatures from 300° to 800°C from bulk compositions over the range 2.0 to 5.0 CaO/P2O5 are discussed.

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H. C. W. Skinner, "X-Ray Diffraction Analysis Techniques to Monitor Composition Fluctuations within the Mineral Group: Apatite," Appl. Spectrosc. 22, 412-414 (1968)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/as/abstract.cfm?URI=as-22-5-412


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