A series of diopsidic pyroxenes having Si and Al deficiency in the tetrahedral sites were selected for an X-ray absorption near-edge study at the Ti and Fe K-edge using synchrotron radiation. The samples were previously characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and the geometrical features were interpreted on the basis of Ti4+-->Si substitution. The analysis of the XANES spectral features confirms that Ti4+ preferentially enters the tetrahedral site in two of the diopsides (D3 and D13), characterized by the complete absence of Al3+. In the other three diopside samples (D38, D39, D102) Ti4+ appears to be distributed among the tetrahedral and the octahedral sites. The Fe K-edge spectra of the five pyroxenes do not show any evidence of tetrahedrally-coordinated iron; the energies of the XANES features, compared with those of the reference compounds, suggest that the prevalent oxidation state of iron in the diopsides investigated is 2+.

Xanes Study of Titanium Coordination In Natural Diopsidic Pyroxenes

ARTIOLI, GILBERTO;
1993

Abstract

A series of diopsidic pyroxenes having Si and Al deficiency in the tetrahedral sites were selected for an X-ray absorption near-edge study at the Ti and Fe K-edge using synchrotron radiation. The samples were previously characterized by single-crystal X-ray diffraction and the geometrical features were interpreted on the basis of Ti4+-->Si substitution. The analysis of the XANES spectral features confirms that Ti4+ preferentially enters the tetrahedral site in two of the diopsides (D3 and D13), characterized by the complete absence of Al3+. In the other three diopside samples (D38, D39, D102) Ti4+ appears to be distributed among the tetrahedral and the octahedral sites. The Fe K-edge spectra of the five pyroxenes do not show any evidence of tetrahedrally-coordinated iron; the energies of the XANES features, compared with those of the reference compounds, suggest that the prevalent oxidation state of iron in the diopsides investigated is 2+.
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