Articles | Volume 34, issue 5
Eur. J. Mineral., 34, 393–410, 2022
Eur. J. Mineral., 34, 393–410, 2022
Research article
28 Sep 2022
Research article | 28 Sep 2022

The hierarchical internal structure of labradorite

Emilia Götz et al.

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Short summary
Labradorite displays various structural features which have received attention in science for a long time. In this paper an electron microscopy study was performed investigating the hierarchical structure and connecting its features over several orders of magnitude. In addition, the atomic structure was solved with three-dimensional electron diffraction, showing results comparable to X-ray diffraction data and demonstrating the potential of the method to solve complicated crystal structures.