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Heat capacities of synthetic hedenbergite, ferrobustamite and CaFeSi2O6 glass

January 1, 1987

Heat capacities have been measured for synthetic hedenbergite (9–647 K), ferrobustamite (5–746 K) and CaFeSi2O6 glass (6–380 K) by low-temperature adiabatic and differential scanning calorimetry. The heat capacity of each of these structural forms of CaFeSiO6 exhibits anomalous behavior at low temperatures. The X-peak in the hedenbergite heat-capacity curve at 34.5 K is due to antiferromagnetic ordering of the Fe2+ ions. Ferrobustamite has a bump in its heat-capacity curve at temperatures less than 20 K, which could be due to weak cooperative magnetic ordering or to a Schottky anomaly. Surprisingly, a broad peak with a maximum at 68 K is present in the heat-capacity curve of the glass. If this maximum, which occurs at a higher temperature than in hedenbergite is caused by magnetic ordering, it could indicate that the range of distortions of the iron sites in the glass is quite small and that coupling between iron atoms is stronger in the glass than in the edge-shared octahedral chains of hedenbergite.

The standard entropy change, So298.15 − So0, is 174.2 ± 0.3, 180.5 ± 0.3 and 185.7 ± 0.4 J/mol·K for hedenbergite, ferrobustamite and CaFeSi2O6 glass, respectively. Ferrobustamite is partially disordered in Ca-Fe distribution at high temperatures, but the dependence of the configuratonal entropy on temperature cannot be evaluated due to a lack of information.

At high temperatures (298–1600 K), the heat capacity of hedenbergite may be represented by the equation Cop(J/mol·K) = 3l0.46 + 0.01257T-2039.93T−12− 1.84604× l06T−2">−12− 1.84604× 106T−2 and the heat capacity of ferrobustamite may be represented by Cop(J/mol·K)= 403.83−0.04444T+ 1.597× 10−5T2−3757.3T−12">Cop(J/mol·K)= 403.83−0.04444T+ 1.597× 10−5T2−3757.3T−12.

Publication Year 1987
Title Heat capacities of synthetic hedenbergite, ferrobustamite and CaFeSi2O6 glass
DOI 10.1016/0016-7037(87)90270-5
Authors H.T. Haselton, R. A. Robie, B. S. Hemingway
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
Index ID 70014166
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse