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General Perovskite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaTiO3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 135.96 gm
   Calcium   29.48 %  Ca   41.25 % CaO
   Titanium  35.22 %  Ti   58.75 % TiO2
   Oxygen    35.30 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaTiO3
Help on Environment: Environment: Common in chlorite, talc, or serpentine rocks.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1839
Help on Locality: Locality: Achmatovsk near Kussinsk in the Zlatoust district, Ural mountans, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the Russian mineralogist, L. A. Perovski (1792-1856).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Perovskite + Pronunciation Say PEROVSKITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Dysanalyte (Nb)
  ICSD 37263
  Knopite (Ce)
  PDF 42-423
  Perofskite
  Uhligite - perovskite or zirkelite (?)
 

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  Perovskite   Clinochlore

Comments: Square, opaque perovskite on green clinochlore. Very brilliant and with large crystals (2 x 1.5 cm.).
Location: Ilmen Mountains. Chelyabinsk, Urals, Russia. Scale: 6 x 4.5 cm.
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  Sodalite   Perovskite

Comments: Clear crystals of sodalite with hoppered perovskite on matrix.
Location: Udersdorf, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Scale: Not Given.
© Lou Perloff / Photo Atlas of Minerals

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  Perovskite

Comments: Cubic perovskite (Type Specimen 1999-0073), with original label of G. Rose.
Location: Achmatowsk mine, Achmatowsk, Slatoust, Ural, Russia. Scale: Picture Size 4 x 2.5 cm.
© German Type Specimen Catalogue

Perovskite Crystallography

Help on Axial Ratios: Axial Ratios: a:b:c =0.7118:1:0.7039
Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 5.441, b = 7.644, c = 5.381, Z = 4; V = 223.80 Den(Calc)= 4.03
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Orthorhombic - Dipyramidal H-M Symbol (2/m 2/m 2/m) Space Group: P nma
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.7(1), 1.91(0.5), 2.72(0.4),
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Forms: ( 1 0 1) ( 0 1 0) ( 1 1 1) ( 0 1 1) ( 1 0 0) ( 0 0 1)

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Physical Properties of Perovskite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: {100} Good, {010} Good, {001} Good
Help on Color: Color: Black, Reddish brown, Pale yellow, Yellowish orange.
Help on Density: Density: 4
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent to translucent to opaque
Help on Fracture: Fracture: Conchoidal - Fractures developed in brittle materials characterized by smoothly curving surfaces, (e.g. quartz).
Help on Habit: Habit: Pseudo Cubic - Crystals show a cubic outline.
Help on Habit: Habit: Pseudo Hexagonal - Crystals show a hexagonal outline.
Help on Habit: Habit: Reniform - "Kidney like" in shape (e.g.. hematite).
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 5.5 - Knife Blade
Help on Luminescence: Luminescence: Non-fluorescent.
Help on Luster: Luster: Sub Metallic
Help on Streak: Streak: grayish white
 

Optical Properties of Perovskite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.055 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.047 (Good) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.3325,KPDmeas= 0.335,KC= 0.3175
Ncalc = 2.27 - 2.28
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Biaxial (+), a=2.3, b=2.34, g=2.38, bire=0.0800, 2V(Calc)=88, 2V(Meas)=90. Dispersion r > v.
Help on Pleochroism (x): Pleochroism (x): colorless.
Help on Pleochroism (y): Pleochroism (y): colorless.
Help on Pleochroism (z): Pleochroism (z): colorless.
Help on RL Color: RL Color: Dark bluish gray.
Help on Reflectivity Reflectivity
Standardized Intensity (100%) Reflection Spectra of Perovskite in Air
λ R  ∑ R(λ) 
 400 nm   19.20   
 420 nm   18.80 
 440 nm   18.40 
 460 nm   18.00 
 480 nm   17.60 
 500 nm   17.30 
 520 nm   17.00 
 540 nm   16.80 
 560 nm   16.60 
 580 nm   16.40 
 600 nm   16.20 
 620 nm   16.10 
 640 nm   16.00 
 660 nm   16.00 
 680 nm   15.90 
 700 nm   15.90 
Calculated Relative Intensity Colors of Perovskite in Air
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Calculated Properties of Perovskite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.91 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Perovskite =4.03 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.04
Boson Index = 0.96
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PEPerovskite = 9.49 barns/electron
U=PEPerovskite x rElectron Density= 37.13 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Perovskite is Not Radioactive
 

Perovskite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: 04.03.03.01 (04)Simple Oxides
  (04.03)with a cation charge of 3+ (A+++2 O3)
  (04.03.03)Perovskite Group
 
04.03.03.01 Perovskite CaTiO3 P nma 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
04.03.03.02 Latrappite (Ca,Na)(Nb,Ti,Fe)O3 Pcmn 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
04.03.03.03 Loparite-(Ce) (Ce,Na,Ca)2(Ti,Nb)2O6 P m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.03.03.04 Lueshite NaNbO3 P 2221 2 2 2
 
04.03.03.05 Tausonite SrTiO3 P m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.03.03.06 Isolueshite! (Na,La,Ca)(Nb,Ti)O3 P m3m 4/m 3 2/m
 
04.03.03.07 Barioperovskite! BaTiO3 Amm2 mm2
 
04.03.03.08 Lakargiite! CaZrO3 P nma 2/m 2/m 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.CC.30 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.C - Metal:Oxygen = 2:3, 3:5, and Similar
  04.CC -With large and medium-sized cations
 
04.CC.30 Natroniobite NaNbO3 Mono
 
04.CC.30 Latrappite (Ca,Na)(Nb,Ti,Fe)O3 Pcmn 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
04.CC.30 Lueshite NaNbO3 P 2221 2 2 2
 
04.CC.30 Perovskite CaTiO3 P nma 2/m 2/m 2/m
 
04.CC.30 Barioperovskite! BaTiO3 Amm2 mm2
 
04.CC.30 Lakargiite! CaZrO3 P nma 2/m 2/m 2/m
 

Other Perovskite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( Duda&Rejl90) PHYS. PROP.(Dana8) OPTIC PROP.(Heinrich65, AntBidBlaNic3)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Perovskite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Amethyst Galleries' Mineral Gallery
3 - Athena
4 - EUROmin Project
5 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
6 - GeoScienceWorld
7 - Google Images
8 - Google Scholar
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
10 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
11 - MinDAT
12 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
13 - Online Mineral Museum
14 - QUT Mineral Atlas
15 - Ruff.Info
16 - Scandinavian mineral gallery
17 - University of Colorado - Mineral Structure Data
18 - WWW-MINCRYST

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Perovskite

CaTiO3
Dana No: 04.03.03.01 Strunz No: 04.CC.30
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