Triple Phosphates of Calcium, Sodium and Trivalent Elements With Whitlockite-Like Structure

Chemical Department, Moscow State University, 119899, GSP, Moscow, Russia
Materials Research Bulletin (Impact Factor: 2.29). 02/1996; 31(2):207-216. DOI: 10.1016/0025-5408(95)00181-6


Triple phosphates of calcium, sodium and trivalent elements (Eu, Nd, Fe) in Ca3(PO4)2-RPO4-Na3PO4 systems were predicted on the basis of crystal chemistry data and synthesized. The obtained phases were studied by XRD, IR-spectroscopy and emission spectroscopy under 90Sr-90Y and λ = 380 nm excitation. The only phosphates with the whitlockite-like structure appear within the range of Ca3(PO4)2-Ca9Na1.5R0.5(PO4)7-Ca10Na(PO4)7 compositi The emission spectra of phases with europium under 90Sr-90Y excitation consist of transition lines in Eu3+ and two broad bands of inherent luminescence of the matrix with maximums at ~ 360 and ~ 510 nm.

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