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Electron density distribution and crystal structure of lithium strontium silicate, Li2SrSiO4

  • Yoshinori Hirano (a1), Tomoyuki Iwata (a1), Koichi Momma (a2) and Koichiro Fukuda (a1)


Crystal structure of Li2SrSiO4 was reinvestigated by laboratory X-ray powder diffraction. The title compound was trigonal with space group P3121, Z=3, unit-cell dimensions a=0.502 281 (4) nm and c=1.245 520(8) nm, and V=0.272 129(3) nm3. The initial structural model was derived by the direct methods and further refined by the Rietveld method. The maximum-entropy method-based pattern fitting (MPF) method was used to confirm the validity of the structural model, in which conventional structure bias caused by assuming intensity partitioning was minimized. The final reliability indices calculated from MPF were Rwp=8.04%, S=1.22, Rp=6.01%, RB=1.50%, and RF=0.66%. Atomic arrangements of the final structural model were in excellent agreement with the three-dimensional electron-density distributions determined by MPF.


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Electron density distribution and crystal structure of lithium strontium silicate, Li2SrSiO4

  • Yoshinori Hirano (a1), Tomoyuki Iwata (a1), Koichi Momma (a2) and Koichiro Fukuda (a1)


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