Inorganic Solid Phases

YA; olivine (MgFe[SiO4]) Crystal Structure

General Information

  • Phase Label(s): MgFe[SiO4]
  • Structure Class(es):
  • Classification by Properties: nonmetal
  • Mineral Name(s): fayalite/forsterite
  • Pearson Symbol: oP28
  • Space Group: 62
  • Phase Prototype: Mg2[SiO4]
  • Measurement Detail(s): automatic diffractometer; 42 (determination of cell parameters), automatic diffractometer; Philips PW1100 (determination of structural parameters), X-rays, Mo Kα (determination of cell and structural parameters)
  • Phase Class(es):
  • Compound Class(es): orthosilicate
  • Interpretation Detail(s): complete structure determined, least-squares refinement; 718 reflections; F > 3σ(F), R = 0.0303; wR = 0.0321
  • Sample Detail(s): olivine group sample from meteorite Yamato, Antarctica, electron microprobe analysis; 38.77 wt.% SiO2, 42.84 wt.% MgO, 17.59 wt.% FeO, 0.38 wt.% MnO, single crystal (determination of cell parameters), single crystal, 0.135×0.180×0.195 mm3 (determination of structural parameters)

Substance Summary

  • Standard Formula: Mg1.7Fe0.3[SiO4]
  • Alphabetic Formula: Fe0.3Mg1.7[SiO4]
  • Published Formula: YA; olivine
  • Refined Formula: Fe0.37Mg1.63O4Si
  • Wyckoff Sequence: 62,dc4a
  • Z Formula Units: 4
  • Density: ρ = 3.40 Mg·m−3

Crystallographic Data

Cell Parameters

Published Data
Standardized Data
Unit Cell
Niggli-Reduced Cell
Space Group
a
b
c
α
β
γ
a/b
b/c
c/a
V

Atom Coordinates

Standardized

Site
Element
Wyckoff Symbol
Symmetry
X
Y
Z
Occupation
Co-ord. No.
Atomic Env.

Published

Site
Element
Wyckoff Symbol
Symmetry
X
Y
Z
Occupation

Displacement Parameters

Anisotropic

Site
β11 [nm2]
β22 [nm2]
β33 [nm2]
β12 [nm2]
β13 [nm2]
β23 [nm2]

Experimental Details

Reference

3D Interactive Structure

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  • Database name

    PAULING FILE Multinaries Edition – 2012

  • Dataset ID

    sd_1923475

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    ©Springer & Material Phases Data System (MPDS), Switzerland & National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan, 2016

  • Chief Editor

    Pierre Villars, Material Phases Data System (MPDS), CH-6354 Vitznau, Switzerland

    villars.mpds@bluewin.ch

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    SpringerMaterials Release 2016.

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    Section-Editor: Karin Cenzual (Crystal Structures)

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