[MSA-talk] Synchysite-(Y)

Andrew Phelps phelpsaw at sbcglobal.net
Fri Dec 22 16:23:16 EST 2017

If you haven’t done them - the structural calculations combined with a bit of atom-substitution sleuthing should give you a real good idea of where the bands may be found. Just remember that partially filled sites and random occupancies will broaden and potentially shift the expected bands from a nearly perfect crystal when dealing with “wild” specimens. 

my $0.02
Andrew.phelps at udri.udayton.edu

> On Dec 22, 2017, at 2:35 PM, Steven Jaret <steven.jaret at stonybrook.edu> wrote:
> Hi all,
>  I'm trying to use micro-Raman to identify a small REE-carbonate in some samples, and I think it's Synchysite-(Y) but I'm having a hard time finding a Raman pattern in the literature for the pure Y-endmember phase. Does anyone know of either a published Raman pattern for this, or of where I could find a sample and collect my own reference pattern?
> Thanks,
> Steven Jaret
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> Steven Jaret, Ph.D
> Postdoctoral Associate
> Geosciences Department
> Stony Brook University
> Stony Brook, NY 11794
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