Example – Rhabdophane-(Ce), (Ce,La)PO4 • H2O

Named from the Greek, “rod” and “to appear”, in allusion to the characteristic bands shown in its spectrum.

X-ray diffraction study of cerous phosphate and related crystals I. Hexagonal modification

Mooney R C L ,
Acta Crystallographica, 3 (1950) p.337-340




CeO8 polyhedra (green)
PO4 tetrahedra (orange)


3D rotatable model of (Ce,La)PO4 • H2O

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