Moissanite R150016

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Name: Moissanite
RRUFF ID: R150016
Ideal Chemistry: SiC
Locality: China
Source: Rob Lavinsky
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Semi-metallic hexagonal plates
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by single-crystal X-ray diffraction.
Mineral Group: [ Wurtzite (20) ]
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RAMAN SPECTRUM 
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
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RRUFF ID: R150016
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Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
POWDER DIFFRACTION 
RRUFF ID: R150016.9
Sample Description: Single crystal, powder profile is calculated
Cell Refinement Output: a: 3.082(2)Å    b: 3.082(2)Å    c: 15.157(8)Å
alpha: 90°    beta: 90°    gamma: 120°   Volume: 124.65(3)Å3    Crystal System: hexagonal
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Moissanite

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

Anthony J W, Bideaux R A, Bladh K W, and Nichols M C (1990) Handbook of Mineralogy, Mineral Data Publishing, Tucson Arizona, USA, by permission of the Mineralogical Society of America. [view file]

Kunz G F (1905) Moissanite, a natural silicon carbide, American Journal of Science, 19, 396-397   [view file]

Moissan H (1905) Étude du siliciure de carbone de la météorite de Cañon Diablo, Les Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des sciences, 140, 405-406   [view file]

Bauer J, Fiala J, Hřichová R (1963) Natural α-silicon carbide, American Mineralogist, 48, 620-634   [view file]

Fleischer M, Pabst A, Cabri L J (1976) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 61, 1053-1056   [view file]

Jambor J L, Grew E S (1992) New mineral names, American Mineralogist, 77, 207-213   [view file]

Xu Y-N, Ching W Y (1993) Electronic, optical, and structural properties of some wurtzite crystals, Physical Review B - Condensed Matter, 48, 4335-4351

Lee J S, Yu S C, Tung S F, Bai W J, Yang J S, Fang Q S (2006) The crystal structure of natural 33R moissanite from Tibet, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 221, 213-217

Capitani G C, Di Pierro S, Tempesta G (2007) The 6H-SiC structure model: further refinement from SCXRD data from a terrestrial moissanite, American Mineralogist, 92, 403-407   [view file]

Shiryaev A A, Griffin W L, Stoyanov E (2011) Moissanite (SiC) from kimberlites: Polytypes, trace elements, inclusions and speculations on origin, Lithos, 122, 152-164

Pierro S D, Gnos E (2016) Ca-Al-silicate inclusions in natural moissanite (SiC), American Mineralogist, 101, 71-81

Kidokoro Y, Umemoto K, Hirose K, Ohishi Y (2017) Phase transition in SiC from zinc-blende to rock-salt structure and implications for carbon-rich extrasolar planets, American Mineralogist, 102, 2230-2234