Synthesis of trace element bearing single crystals of Chlor-Apatite (Ca5(PO4)3Cl) using the flux growth method

We present a new strategy on how to synthesize trace-element bearing (REE, Sr) chlorapatites Ca5(PO4)3Cl using the flux growth method. Synthetic apatites were up to several mm long, light blue in colour. The apatites were characterized using XRD, electron microprobe and laser ablation ICP-MS (LA-ICP...

Authors: Klemme, Stephan
John, Timm
Wessels, Mathias
Kusebauch, Christof
Berndt, Jasper
Rohrbach, Arno
Schmid-Beurmann, Peter
Division/Institute:FB 14: Geowissenschaften
Document types:Article
Media types:Text
Publication date:2013
Date of publication on miami:21.02.2014
Modification date:16.04.2019
Edition statement:[Electronic ed.]
Source:Chemistry Central Journal 7 (2013) 56
DDC Subject:549: Mineralogie
License:CC BY 2.0
Language:English
Notes:Finanziert durch den Open-Access-Publikationsfonds 2013/2014 der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) und der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU Münster).
Format:PDF document
URN:urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-24319674185
Permalink:http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hbz:6-24319674185
Other Identifiers:DOI: 10.1186/1752-153X-7-56
Digital documents:1752-153X-7-56.pdf

We present a new strategy on how to synthesize trace-element bearing (REE, Sr) chlorapatites Ca5(PO4)3Cl using the flux growth method. Synthetic apatites were up to several mm long, light blue in colour. The apatites were characterized using XRD, electron microprobe and laser ablation ICP-MS (LA-ICPMS) techniques and contained several hundred μg/g La, Ce, Pr, Sm, Gd and Lu and about 1700 μg/g Sr. The analyses indicate that apatites were homogenous (within the uncertainties) for major and trace elements.