Distribution of Mn in pink elbaitic tourmaline from Mogok, Myanmar

Kazumasa Sugiyama, Hiroshi Arima, Hayato Konno, Toru Kawamata

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The local structure of Mn in a pink elbaitic tourmaline from Mogok, Myanmar, was studied using the Mn K- edge X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS) technique. The observed edge energy of Mn was rather near that of Mn2+, and the corresponding nearest neighbor Mn-O distance of 2.09 Å supported the overall preference of Mn2+. Simulation of the XAFS spectra implied the distribution of Mn at the distorted octahedral site (Y-site). The present paper also provides detailed structural features obtained by single crystal X-ray diffraction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Mn
  • Pink elbaitic tourmaline
  • Single crystal X-ray diffraction
  • XAFS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Geology


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