Syntactic inter-growth structure in the calcium-rare earth fluoro-carbonate minerals

Xiuling Wu, Dawei Meng, Guangming Yang, Zhaolu Pan, Douxing Li, Jiyan Dai, Kuiyi Hu

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The microstructural characteristics of syntactic polycrystal in the calcium-rare earth fluoro-carbonate minerals from Southwest China have been studied by means of selected area electron diffraction and high resolution electron microscopy (HREM). The complication of the heterogeneous fabric of the minerals have been revealed by HREM. The results show that the crystal structure of the minerals is formed by a disorder stacking of the unit layers of bast-naesite and synchisite in the calcium rare earth fluoro-carbonate minerals along c direction. The stacking fault and other crystal defects in the syntactic polycrystal are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)198-203
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Rare Earths
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1998
Externally publishedYes

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  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)

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