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The crystal structure of lithiophorite

Pauling, Linus and Kamb, Barclay (1982) The crystal structure of lithiophorite. American Mineralogist, 67 (7-8). pp. 817-821. ISSN 0003-004X.

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Application of structural principles, especially the electroneutrality principle, to lithiophorite leads to the suggestion that it contains alternating layers Al_(14)Li_6(OH)_(42), with one octahedron in 2l vacant, and Mn^)2+)_3 Mn^(4+)_(18)O_(42), repeating in six layers and with hexagonal symmetry, ɑ_(hex) = 1337Å and C_(hex) = 28.20Å space group P3_1. This structure is a superstructure of the monoclinic structure reported by Wadsley in 1952.

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Additional Information:© 1982 Mineralogical Society of America. Manuscript received, April 6, 1981; accepted for publication, February 15, 1982. This study was supported in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
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