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Antitaenite Mineral Data

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General Antitaenite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: gamma-Fe3Ni
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 226.23 gm
   Iron    74.06 %  Fe
   Nickel  25.94 %  Ni
          100.00 % 
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Fe0+3Ni
Help on Environment: Environment: Found intergrown with tetrataenite in some ataxite octahedrite meteorite specimens.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Not Submitted IMA
Help on Locality: Locality: Vaca Muerta mesosiderite meteorite. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for its opposite anti-ferromagnetism in contrast to the ferromagnetism of taenite.

Antitaenite Crystallography

Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric Space Group: Unk

Physical Properties of Antitaenite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Gray.
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Malleable - Deforms rather than breaking apart with a hammer.
Help on Habit: Habit: Exsolution Inclusions - Formed by the exsolution of a separate mineral from the parent mineral caused by a temperature drop.
Help on Habit: Habit: Microscopic Crystals - Crystals visible only with microscopes.
Help on Luster: Luster: Metallic
Help on Magnetism: Magnetism: Anti-ferromagnetic
Help on Streak: Streak: gray

Calculated Properties of Antitaenite

Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.01
Boson Index = 0.99
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEAntitaenite = 33.54 barns/electron
U=PEAntitaenite x rElectron Density= . barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Antitaenite is Not Radioactive

Antitaenite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (01)Native Elements
  (01.00)Without Dana Classification Numbers
  (01.00.00)Alloys Antitaenite* gamma-Fe3Ni Unk Cubic Goldamalgam* (Au,Ag)Hg I m3m 4/m 3 2/m IMA2007-036 TiFeSi2 Pbam 2/m 2/m 2/m Rhenium* Re P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m Tantalum* Ta I m3m 4/m 3 2/m Titanium* Ti P 63/mmc 6/m 2/m 2/m Tongxinite* Cu2Zn Unk Cubic
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 01.AE.10 01 - ELEMENTS (Metals and intermetallic alloys; metalloids and nonmetals; carbides, silicides, nitrides, phosphides)
  01.A - Metals and Intermetallic Alloys
  01.AE -Iron-chromium family
01.AE.10 Antitaenite* gamma-Fe3Ni Unk Cubic
01.AE.10 Taenite gamma-(Fe,Ni) F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
01.AE.10 Tetrataenite FeNi P 4/mmm 4/m 2/m 2/m

Other Antitaenite Information

Help on References: References: PHYS. PROP.(Am.Min.,Vol.81,p766,1996)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Antitaenite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - GeoScienceWorld
4 - Google Images
5 - Google Scholar
6 - Meteorite Minerals
7 - MinDAT
8 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
9 - Online Mineral Museum
10 - QUT Mineral Atlas
11 - Ruff.Info

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Dana No: Strunz No: 01.AE.10





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