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Effect of dilution on the spin pairing transition in rhombohedral carbonates

Lavina, Barbara and Dera, Przemyslaw and Downs, Robert T. and Tschauner, Oliver and Yang, Wenge and Shebanova, Olga and Shen, Guoyin (2010) Effect of dilution on the spin pairing transition in rhombohedral carbonates. High Pressure Research, 30 (2). pp. 224-229. ISSN 0895-7959.

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The compressibility of an iron-bearing magnesite (Mg_(0.87)Fe^(2+)_(0.12)Ca_(0.01))CO_3 was determined by means of single crystal diffraction up to 64 GPa. Up to 49 GPa the pressure-evolution of the unit cell volume of the solid solution with 12% of Fe^(2+) can be described by a third-order Birch-Murnaghan equation of state with parameters V_0 = 281.0(5)Å^3, K_0 = 102.8(3) GPa, K'_0 = 5.44. The spin pairing of the Fe^(2+) d-electrons occurs between 49 and 52 GPa, as evidenced by a discontinuous volume change. The transition pressure is increased by about 5 GPa compared with the iron end-member; an effect consistent with a cooperative contribution of adjacent clusters to the spin transition. The trend is, however, opposite in the periclase-wstite solid solution. Differences among the two structures, in particular in the Fe-Fe interactions, that might explain the different behavior are discussed.

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Additional Information:© 2010 Taylor & Francis. Received 19 January 2010; final version received 12 April 2010. The UNLV High Pressure Science and Engineering Center is supported by DOE-NNSA Cooperative Agreement DE- FC52-06NA262740. Diffraction data were collected at HPCAT (Sector 16), APS, Argonne National Laboratory. HPCAT is supported by CIW, CDAC, UNLV and LLNL through funding from DOE-NNSA, DOE-BES and NSF. APS is supported by DOE-BES, under Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357. We thank GSECARS and COMPRES for the use of the Gas loading System. HPSynC is supported as part of the Efree, an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by DOE-BES under Award DE-SC0001057.
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Department of Energy-Office of Basic Energy Sciences (DOE-BES)DE-AC02-06CH11357
Subject Keywords:magnesite; siderite; spin transition; compressibility; single crystal diffraction
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