Synthetic clinopyroxenes along the CaMgSi2O6–CaCoSi2O6join were investigated by a combined chemical-structural-spectroscopic approach. Single crystals were synthesized by flux growth methods, both from Ca-saturated and Ca-deficient starting compositions. Single crystal structure refinements show that the incorporation of Co2+at the octahedrally coordinated cation sites of diopside, increases the unit-cell as well as the M1 and the M2 polyhedral volumes. Spectroscopic investigations (UV–VIS–NIR) of the Ca-rich samples reveal three main optical absorption bands, i.e.4T1g→4T2g(F),4T1g→4A2g(F) and4T1g→4T1g(P) as expected for Co2+at a six-coordinated site. The bands arising from the4T1g→4T2g(F) and the4T1g→4T1g(P) electronic transitions, are each split into two components, due to the distortions of the M1 polyhedron from ideal Oh-symmetry. In spectra of both types, a band in the NIR range at ca 5000 cm−1is caused by the4A2g→4T1g(F) electronic transition in Co2+in a cubic field in the M2 site. Furthermore, an additional component to a band system at 14,000 cm−1, due to electronic transitions in Co2+at the M2 site, is recorded in absorption spectra of Ca-deficient samples. No variations in Dq and Racah B parameters for Co2+at the M1 site in response to compositional changes, were demonstrated, suggesting complete relaxation of the M1 polyhedron within the CaMgSi2O6–CaCoSi2O6solid solution.

Co2+-doped diopside: crystal structure and optical properties / Gori, C.; Tribaudino, M.; Mezzadri, F.; Skogby, H.; Hålenius, U.. - In: PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY OF MINERALS. - ISSN 0342-1791. - 45:5(2018), pp. 443-461. [10.1007/s00269-017-0932-z]

Co2+-doped diopside: crystal structure and optical properties

Gori, C.;Tribaudino, M.;Mezzadri, F.;
2018

Abstract

Synthetic clinopyroxenes along the CaMgSi2O6–CaCoSi2O6join were investigated by a combined chemical-structural-spectroscopic approach. Single crystals were synthesized by flux growth methods, both from Ca-saturated and Ca-deficient starting compositions. Single crystal structure refinements show that the incorporation of Co2+at the octahedrally coordinated cation sites of diopside, increases the unit-cell as well as the M1 and the M2 polyhedral volumes. Spectroscopic investigations (UV–VIS–NIR) of the Ca-rich samples reveal three main optical absorption bands, i.e.4T1g→4T2g(F),4T1g→4A2g(F) and4T1g→4T1g(P) as expected for Co2+at a six-coordinated site. The bands arising from the4T1g→4T2g(F) and the4T1g→4T1g(P) electronic transitions, are each split into two components, due to the distortions of the M1 polyhedron from ideal Oh-symmetry. In spectra of both types, a band in the NIR range at ca 5000 cm−1is caused by the4A2g→4T1g(F) electronic transition in Co2+in a cubic field in the M2 site. Furthermore, an additional component to a band system at 14,000 cm−1, due to electronic transitions in Co2+at the M2 site, is recorded in absorption spectra of Ca-deficient samples. No variations in Dq and Racah B parameters for Co2+at the M1 site in response to compositional changes, were demonstrated, suggesting complete relaxation of the M1 polyhedron within the CaMgSi2O6–CaCoSi2O6solid solution.
Co2+-doped diopside: crystal structure and optical properties / Gori, C.; Tribaudino, M.; Mezzadri, F.; Skogby, H.; Hålenius, U.. - In: PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY OF MINERALS. - ISSN 0342-1791. - 45:5(2018), pp. 443-461. [10.1007/s00269-017-0932-z]
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