Original paper

The monoclinic-hexagonal phase transition in chlorapatite

Bauer, Michael; Klee, Wilfrid E.

European Journal of Mineralogy Volume 5 Number 2 (1993), p. 307 - 316

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published: Apr 27, 1993
manuscript accepted: Nov 30, 1992
manuscript received: Mar 18, 1992

DOI: 10.1127/ejm/5/2/0307

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Abstract The phase transition in chlorapatite from the monoclinic ferroelastic to the hexagonal paraelastic phase has been investigated with X-ray and synchrotron-radiation diffraction as well as optical and thermal methods. In the ferroelastic phase the spontaneous strain is 0.40-103 at room temperature and 0.26-103 at 192 °C. The birefringence ⟂ c was found to disappear at about 330 °C. According to the DTA measurements the transition occurs near 350 °C and is weakly discontinuous


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