Optimizing synthesis of Na2Ti2SiO7 center dot 2H(2)O (Na-CST) and ion exchange pathways for Cs0.4H1.6Ti2SiO7 center dot H2O (Cs-CST) determined from in situ synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction
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Observation of wide angle diffraction data collected in situ during synthesis of Na-CST (Na2Ti2O3SiO4 2H2O) showed initial crystallization of a precursor phase (SNT) at 30 C followed by conversion to CST after 1 h at 220 C. In situ studies of Cs+ ion exchange into the H+ form of CST showed a site-by-site ion exchange pathway accompanied by a simultaneous structural transition from P42/mbc (cell parameters a = 11.0690(6) , c = 11.8842(6) ) to P42/mcm (cell parameters a = 7.847(2) , c = 11.9100(6) ). After approximately 18% Cs + exchange into site designated Cs2 in space group P4 2/mcm, a site designated Cs1 in space group P42/mcm began to fill at the center of the 8MR windows until a maximum of approximately 22% exchange was achieved for Cs1. Bond valence sums of site Cs1 to framework O 2- are 1.00 v.u., while bond valence sums of site Cs2 to framework O2- are 0.712 v.u. suggesting Cs1 to have a more stable bonding environment. 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION B-BEAM INTERACTIONS WITH MATERIALS AND ATOMS
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Celestian, A. J., Medvedev, D. G., Tripathi, A., Parise, J. B., & Clearfield, A.
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Celestian, AJ||Medvedev, DG||Tripathi, A||Parise, JB||Clearfield, A