Corundum R040096

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Name: Corundum
RRUFF ID: R040096
Ideal Chemistry: Al2O3
Locality: Sri Lanka
Source: University of Arizona Mineral Museum 11567 [view label]
Owner: RRUFF
Description: Pale purple hexagonal prism
Status: The identification of this mineral has been confirmed by X-ray diffraction and chemical analysis
Mineral Group: [ Corundum (38) ]
Quick search: [ All Corundum samples (22) ]
RRUFF ID: R040096.2
Sample Description: Microprobe Fragment
Measured Chemistry: Al2.00O3
Sample Description: Sample is oriented and mounted onto a pin.
Pin ID: L01198
Orientation: Laser parallel to  a*  (1 0 0).     Fiducial mark perpendicular to laser is parallel to  c   [0 0 1].

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Raman Mode Analysis
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RRUFF ID: R040096
Sample Description: Unoriented sample
Instrument settings: Thermo Almega XR 532nm @ 100% of 150mW
INFRARED SPECTRUM (Attenuated Total Reflectance) 
RRUFF ID: R040096.1
Instrument settings: SensIR Durascope on a Nicolet Magna 860 FTIR
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RRUFF ID: R040096.1
Sample Description: Powder
Cell Refinement Output: a: 4.76016(8)Å    b: 4.76016(8)Å    c: 12.9946(3)Å
alpha: 90.°    beta: 90.°    gamma: 120.°   Volume: 254.999(9)Å3    Crystal System: hexagonal
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Calculated diffraction file.

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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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Output file from the Bruker D8 Advance instrument. Includes device headers and XY data.

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REFERENCES for Corundum

American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database Record: [view record]

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