Crystal chemistry of silica-rich barium silicates II: Electron microscopy of barium silicates containing multiple chains

Michael Czank, P R Buseck

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The phases containing multiple chains in the series Bam + 1[Si2mo5m+1] — those with triple (m = 3), quadruple (m = 4) and quintuple (m = 5) tetrahedral chains — were investigated by high resolution transmission electron microscopy. The resulting images could be correlated with the structures. Variations of the chain multiplicity (m) within single crystals were observed as well as faults in the packing of the multiple chains. The occurrence of sextuple (m = 6) chains suggests, that stable phases with m > 5 could also exist.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-32
Number of pages14
JournalZeitschrift fur Kristallographie - New Crystal Structures
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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