High-resolution electron microscopy of a Sr-containing sialon polytypoid phase
1999 (English)In: Journal of the European Ceramic Society, ISSN 0955-2219, Vol. 19, 2723-2730 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A new type of Sr-containing sialon polytypoid phase with the structural formula SrSi10-xAl18+xN32-xOx (x approximate to l) has been found in the Sr-Si-Al-O-N system. The phase was characterised by X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD), and its structure was investigated by electron diffraction (ED) and high resolution electron microscopy (HREM). It is considerably disordered, but the average structure has a rhombohedral unit cell with a=5.335(5)approximate to root 3.a(AIN) and c= 79.1(1)Angstrom approximate to 30.c(AIN). The Sr atoms ave located in layers M-Sr-M, M=(Si/Al), at the origin of the unit cell with 12 X= (O,N) atoms around it, at distances of similar to 3 Angstrom, forming a cubo-octahedron. The X atoms that form a hexagon around the Sr atom in the ab plane are corner shared by M = (Si/Al) tetrahedra with opposite polarity in adjacent layers in which 2/3 of the tetrahedra are occupied. The M-Sr-M layers alternate with normally eight-layer-thick AIN type blocks, although the thickness of these blocks frequently varies. The structural model obtained from the HREM images includes a polarity reversal of the tetrahedra in the AIN blocks, similar to that proposed to occur in Si-Al-O-N polytypoid phases. The model with one Sr layer and 10 M = (Si,Al) layers per 1/3 of the repeat unit agrees with the composition of the phase and experimental HREM images.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1999. Vol. 19, 2723-2730 p.
strontium, sialon, polytypoid, electron microscopy
Research subject Inorganic Chemistry
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-43882DOI: 10.1016/S0955-2219(99)00082-5ISI: 000083466200002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-43882DiVA: diva2:371571