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Synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction pattern of the M8 murataite polytype

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  21 June 2017

Ryosuke S. S. Maki*
Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Ibaraki 305-8573, Japan
Peter E. D. Morgan
Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of California Irvine, California 92697, USA
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The authors present here the superior result of synchrotron X-ray diffraction indexing of the 8 × 8 × 8 fluorite supercell, murataite, M8 (formula Ca66.37Mn29.33Ti186.76Zr83.35Al46.30Fe74.09O817, a = 39.277(3) Å, Z = 4). The authors present evidence that Fd$\bar 3$m (227) is the most likely space group.

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