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.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Mineralogical and Petrological Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
- Pink elbaitic tourmaline
- Single crystal X-ray diffraction
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