Bond distances and angles in isostructural, ordered clinopyroxenes are compared for eight compositions, based on five new and three published crystal-structure refinements from X-ray diffraction data. Unit-cell parameters and configuration of the silicate chains are directly correlated with cation composition and distribution in the M2 and M1 sites.
|Title||Bonding in eight ordered clinopyroxenes isostructural with diopside|
|Authors||J. R. Clark, D.E. Appleman, J. J. Papike|
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Series Title||Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|