The phase system Fe-Ir-S at 1100, 1000 and 800 degree C.

Emil Makovicky, Sven Karup-Møller

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    Phase relations in the dry condensed Fe-Ir-S system were determined at 1100, 1000 and 800 degrees C. Orientational runs were performed at 500 degrees C. Between 1100 and 800 degrees C, the system comprises five sulphides and an uninterrupted field of gamma(Fe, Ir). Fe1-xS dissolves 5.8 at.% Ir at 1100 degrees C, 3.4 at.% Ir at 1000 degrees C and 1.0 at.% Ir at 800 degrees C. The solubility of Fe in Ir2S3, IrS2 and IrSsimilar to 3 increases with decreasing temperature, reaching 2.5 at.% in the latter two sulphides at 800 degrees C. Thiospinel 'FeIr2S4' is nonstoichiometric, from Fe22.3Ir19.8S58.0 to Fe18.9Ir23.1S58.0, depending on a(S) and a(Fe) i.e. on a phase association. Thiospinel is absent at 800 and 500 degrees C.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalMineralogical Magazine
    Issue number3
    Pages (from-to)379-385
    Publication statusPublished - 1999


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