A Reitveld quantitative XRD phase-analysis of selected composition of the Sr(0.5+x)Sb(1−x)Fe(1+x)(PO4)3(0 < x < 0.50) system
Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie des Matériaux Appliqués, Université HassanII-Mohammédia-Casablanca, Faculté des Sciences Ben M'Sik, Avenue Idriss El harti, BP. 7955, Casablanca, Morocco
Qualitative XRD phase-analysis of four (x = 0.10, 0.20, 0.30, 0.40) selected compositions of the Sr(0.5+x)Sb(1−x)Fe(1+x)(PO4)3(0 < x < 0.50) system was undertaken. XRD data shows the absence of a continuously solid solution. In fact, each composition is composed only of a mixture of the two end members, Sr0.50SbFe(PO4)3 (R space group) and SrSb0.50Fe1.50(PO4)3 (Rc space group), type-phases. Rietveld refinement method, using the XRPD technique, has been used for a quantitative phase-analysis of these compositions. In order to evaluate the relative errors of this experimental result, a set of standard phase-mixtures of both end compositions of the system was also quantified by the Rietveld method. Obtained results show the usefulness of this method for quantitative phase-analysis, particularly in geology including other classes of materials such clay and cement.
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