Compressibility of hingganite‑(Y): high‑pressure single crystal X‑ray diffraction study

Liudmila A. Gorelova, Anna S. Pakhomova, Sergey V. Krivovichev, Anatoly V. Kasatkin, Leonid S. Dubrovinsky

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Behaviour of hingganite-(Y), Y2□Be2Si2O8(OH)2, on compression to 47 GPa has been studied by synchrotron-based in situ high-pressure single-crystal X-ray diffraction at room temperature in a diamond anvil cell. In the studied pressure range no obvious phase transitions have been observed. The compression of hingganite-(Y) crystal structure is anisotropic, with b axis showing the maximal compressibility. A fit of the experimental pressure–volume data by the Birch-Murnaghan third-order equation of state yielded the bulk modulus of 131(2) GPa and its pressure first derivative of 3.5(2). The difference between high-pressure behaviour of hingganite-(Y) and structurally related datolite is governed by the different chemical nature of interlayer cations.
Original languageEnglish
Article number22
Number of pages12
JournalPhysics and Chemistry of Minerals
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2020

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  • Materials Science(all)
  • Geochemistry and Petrology

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