Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 475–483 | Cite as

Planar defects in fibrous amphiboles

  • J. E. Chisholm


The reciprocal lattice of the fibrous amphiboles is shown to consist of two sets of streaks or spikes, one parallel to x*, the other to y*. The first of these are interpreted in terms of stacking faults parallel to (100) with displacement ±∼ 1/3c. The pyroxene, amphibole and talc structures are described as a family related by crystallographic shear operations and the streaks parallel to y* ascribed to Wadsley defects parallel to (010).


Polymer Talc Reciprocal Lattice Planar Defect Crystallographic Shear 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. E. Chisholm
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  1. 1.Department of GeologyThe UniversityManchesterUK

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