[SMP33-P06] Elastic constants of single-crystal topaz studied via sphere-resonance method
Keywords:Topaz, Elastic constants, Water
A sphere sample (D=2.665(1) mm) was made from a topaz single-crystal (Al1.97SiO4(F1.17,OH0.82)) collected from Ouro preto, Mines Gerais, Brazil by the two-pipe method. Lattice parameters are a=4.663, b=8.835, c=8.386 A (orthorhombic). Resonant frequencies were measured at frequencies from 1.6 MHz to 3.5 MHz with different specimen-holding forces. Extrapolating to the specimen-holding force of zero, we obtained frequencies of "free" oscillation. Elastic constants were determined by comparing measured and calculated resonant frequencies. The xyz algorithm (Visscher et al., 1991) was employed to calculate resonant frequencies of the sphere sample. At an ambient temperature, C11=281.2(5), C22=350.3(7), C33=288.4(5), C44=108.8(2), C55=130.9(2), C66=131.4(2), C12=121.3(2), C13=81.6(2), C23=82.1(2) (GPa).