Magnesite (MgCO3), calcite (CaCO3), dolomite [(Ca, Mg)CO3], and siderite (FeCO3) are among the best-studied carbonate minerals at high pressures and temperatures. Although they all exhibit the calcite-type structure (R 3 ¯ c) at ambient conditions, they display very different behavior at mantle pressures. To broaden the knowledge of the high-pressure crystal chemistry of carbonates, we studied spherocobaltite (CoCO3), which contains Co2+ with cation radius in between those of Ca2+ and Mg2+ in calcite and magnesite, respectively. We synthesized single crystals of pure spherocobaltite and studied them using Raman spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction in diamond anvil cells at pressures to over 55 GPa. Based on single crystal diffraction data, we found that the bulk modulus of spherocobaltite is 128 (2) GPa and K′ = 4.28 (17). CoCO3 is stable in the calcite-type structure up to at least 56 GPa and 1200 K. At 57 GPa and after laser heating above 2000 K, CoCO3 partially decomposes and forms CoO. In comparison to previously studied carbonates, our results suggest that at lower mantle conditions carbonates can be stable in the calcite-type structure if the radius of the incorporated cation(s) is equal or smaller than that of Co2+ (i.e., 0.745 Å).

Chariton, S., Cerantola, V., Ismailova, L., Bykova, E., Bykov, M., Kupenko, I., et al. (2018). The high-pressure behavior of spherocobaltite (CoCO3): a single crystal Raman spectroscopy and XRD study. PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY OF MINERALS, 45(1), 59-68 [10.1007/s00269-017-0902-5].

The high-pressure behavior of spherocobaltite (CoCO3): a single crystal Raman spectroscopy and XRD study

Cerantola V
Secondo
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2018

Abstract

Magnesite (MgCO3), calcite (CaCO3), dolomite [(Ca, Mg)CO3], and siderite (FeCO3) are among the best-studied carbonate minerals at high pressures and temperatures. Although they all exhibit the calcite-type structure (R 3 ¯ c) at ambient conditions, they display very different behavior at mantle pressures. To broaden the knowledge of the high-pressure crystal chemistry of carbonates, we studied spherocobaltite (CoCO3), which contains Co2+ with cation radius in between those of Ca2+ and Mg2+ in calcite and magnesite, respectively. We synthesized single crystals of pure spherocobaltite and studied them using Raman spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction in diamond anvil cells at pressures to over 55 GPa. Based on single crystal diffraction data, we found that the bulk modulus of spherocobaltite is 128 (2) GPa and K′ = 4.28 (17). CoCO3 is stable in the calcite-type structure up to at least 56 GPa and 1200 K. At 57 GPa and after laser heating above 2000 K, CoCO3 partially decomposes and forms CoO. In comparison to previously studied carbonates, our results suggest that at lower mantle conditions carbonates can be stable in the calcite-type structure if the radius of the incorporated cation(s) is equal or smaller than that of Co2+ (i.e., 0.745 Å).
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CoCO3 ; High pressure; Raman spectroscopy; Spherocobaltite; Transition metal carbonates; X-ray diffraction;
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Chariton, S., Cerantola, V., Ismailova, L., Bykova, E., Bykov, M., Kupenko, I., et al. (2018). The high-pressure behavior of spherocobaltite (CoCO3): a single crystal Raman spectroscopy and XRD study. PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY OF MINERALS, 45(1), 59-68 [10.1007/s00269-017-0902-5].
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