Published online by Cambridge University Press: 05 March 2012
X-ray powder diffraction data for a new calcium zirconium phosphate Ca7Zr(PO4)6 are reported. The sample was prepared by heating mixtures of CaCO3, ZrO2, and NH4H2PO4 in prescribed molar ratios at 1623 K. Powder diffraction data were collected with a laboratory X-ray source (Cu Kα) for refinement of unit-cell parameters and intensity measurement of individual reflections. Crystallographic data were Ca7Zr(PO4)6, cubic, I-43d (No. 220), a=0.98338(1) nm, V=0.95097(3) nm3, Z=2, and Dx=3.29 Mg m−3. This compound is most probably isomorphous with eulytite.