Thermal behavior of vibrational phonons and hydroxyls of muscovite in dehydroxylation: In situ high-temperature infrared spectroscopic investigations

M. Zhang, S.A.T. Redfern, E.K.H. Salje, M.A. Carpenter, C.L. Hayward

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Abstract

Temperature dependencies and thermal dynamical behavior of vibrational phonons related to different bonds/motions (e.g., K-O, Si-O, and Al-O) and O-H stretching, bending, and combinations bands, as well as those of NH ions, of muscovite have been investigated in detail at high temperatures using in situ infrared spectroscopy. Phonon modes of muscovite show a complex response to heating and dehydroxylation. The mode Grüneisen parameters of muscovite are largest for low-frequency bands and some bands have negative values. Approaching dehydroxylation, bands associated with K-O stretching, Al-OH bending, and Al-O vibrations exhibit significant variations, indicating modifications of local configurations related to these ions. The O-H stretching feature near 3627 cm shows a change in temperature dependence of the peak position near or during dehydroxylation, and this is attributed to a dramatic loss of OH and changes in local environments. The infrared spectroscopic analyses carried out in situ or on quenched samples do not record the characteristic bands of dehydroxylation-induced HO and these findings suggest that HO is unlikely to be the principal diffusing species. The results suggest that de-ammoniation or loss of NH in muscovite takes place at temperatures near dehydroxylation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1444-1457
Number of pages14
JournalAmerican Mineralogist
Volume95
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2010

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