This chapter is concerned with in situ studies of the structural behavior of amphiboles under non-ambient conditions. Relatively few such studies have been made compared with those on samples studied under ambient conditions (room-P and T), which form the staple of many spectroscopic and diffraction studies of short-range and long-range order.

Collecting data under non-ambient conditions often imposes significant additional complexities in the data-collection and data-handling procedures than are necessary in ambient studies. For example, collecting high-pressure X-ray data for a sample in a diamond-anvil cell (DAC) usually means a much-reduced dataset due to limited access to reciprocal...

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