J. Phys. IV France 7 (1997) C2-1157-C2-1158
Temperature Dependence of Disorder and Correlation Effets in the Almandine X-SiteS. Quartieri1, G. Antonioli2, G. Artioli3, C.A. Geiger4 and P.P. Lottici2
1 Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Via S. Eufemia 19, 41100 Modena, Italy
2 INFM and Dipartimento di Fisica, Viale delle Scienze, 43100, Parma, Italy
3 Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Via Botticelli 23, 20133 Milano, Italy
4 Mineralogisch-Petrographisches Institut, Olshausenstr. 40, 24098 Kiel, Germany
XAFS measurements in the temperature range 20-473 K at the Fe K-edge of synthetic almandine (Fe3Al2Si3O12) allow us to determine the T-dependence of the XAFS Debye-Waller (DW) factors for each of the two crystallographically independent Fe-O bond distances (Fe(1)-O and Fe(2)-O). The XAFS DW factor of the longer Fe(2)-O bond is larger and has a greater T-dependence than the shorter Fe(l)-O bond, which remains constant over the measured T range. The XAFS DW factors are compared with the uncorrelated part of the DW factors derived from a single-crystal X-ray diffraction (XRD) studiy on almandine and are interpreted on the basis of the Einstein model. A comparison with diffraction data shows that the shorter Fe(1)-O bond is significantly affected by correlation in the atomic displacements.
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