Orpiment R060116

Name: Orpiment
RRUFF ID: R060116
Ideal Chemistry: As2S3
Locality: Quiruvilca, Peru
Source: University of Arizona Mineral Museum 11828 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Brownish-yellow prismatic crystals
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ Orpiment (2) ]
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RRUFF ID: R060116.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: As1.83S3.00
Sample Description: Unoriented sample

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RRUFF ID: R060116
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
RRUFF ID: R060116.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 12.5640(65)Å    b: 9.10554(74)Å    c: 4.23416(73)Å
alpha: 90.°    beta: 98.236(33)°    gamma: 90.°   Volume: 479.40(26)Å3    Crystal System: monoclinic
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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Orpiment

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]

Buerger M J (1942) The unit cell and space group of orpiment, American Mineralogist, 27, 301-304   [view file]

Morimoto N (1954) The crystal structure of orpiment (As2S3) refined, Mineralogical Journal, 1, 160-169   [view file]

Evans B L, Young P A (1967) Optical properties of arsenic trisulphide, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, A297, 230-243

Zallen R, Slade M L, Ward A T (1971) Lattice vibrations and interlayer interactions in crystalline As2S3 and As2Se3, Physical Review B, 3, 4257-4273

Mullen D J E, Nowacki W (1972) Refinement of the crystal structures of realgar, AsS and orpiment, As2S3, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 136, 48-65   [view file]

Besson J M, Cernogora J, Zallen R (1980) Effect of pressure on optical properties of crystalline As2S3, Physical Review B, 22, 3866-3876

Besson J M, Cernogora J, Slade M L, Weinstein B A, Zallen R (1981) Pressure effects on the absorption edge, refractive index, and Raman spectra of crystalline and amorphous As2S3, Physica B, 105, 319-323

Devaud G, Aziz M J, Turnbull D (1989) High-pressure crystallization kinetics of As2S3, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 109, 121-128

Frost R L, Martens W N, Kloprogge J T (2002) Raman spectroscopic study of cinnabar (HgS), realgar (As4S4), and orpiment (As2S3) at 298 and 77K, Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte, 2002, 469-480

Espeau P, Tamarit J L, Barrio M, López D Ó, Perrin M A, Allouchi H, Céolin R (2006) Solid state studies on synthetic and natural crystalline arsenic(III) sulfide, As2S3 (Orpiment): New data for an old compound, Chemistry of Materials, 18, 3821-3826

Bonazzi P, Bindi L (2008) A crystallographic review of arsenic sulfides: Effects of chemical variations and changes induced by exposure to light, Zeitschrift für Kristallographie, 223, 132-147

Gibbs G V, Wallace A F, Zallen R, Downs R T, Ross N L, Cox D F, Rosso K M (2010) Bond paths and van der Waals interactions in orpiment, As2S3, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 114, 6550-6557   [view file]

Srivastava P, Mund H S, Sharma Y (2011) Investigation of electronic properties of crystalline arsenic chalcogenides: Theory and experiments, Physica B, 406, 3083-3088