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Stone-Cold Low Temperature Cathodoluminescence Spectrometry of Quartz (SiO2)

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Author(s)

Edward P. Vicenzi, Scott A. Wight

Abstract

Cathodoluminescence (CL) studies of quartz have been useful in Earth sciences for understanding geological cycling, quantitative trace element concentrations and thermal properties of crystallization, as well as serving as a petrographic aid to interpret mass transport properties. The spectral characteristics of quartz cement were recently determined to constrain the origin of silica in sandstones being evaluated for geological storage of atmospheric CO2. The authors used liquid nitrogen cooling to reduce electron beam damage while increasing CL intensity. In this study, hyperspectral CL data for detrital and cementitious quartz have been measured at temperatures as low as 6 K.
Proceedings Title
Microscopy and Microanalysis 2018
Volume
24
Issue
Suppl 1
Conference Dates
August 5-9, 2018
Conference Location
Baltimore, MD, US
Conference Title
Microscopy & Microanalysis 2018

Keywords

Cathodoluminescence, low temperature, scanning electron microscope, quartz

Citation

Vicenzi, E. and Wight, S. (2018), Stone-Cold Low Temperature Cathodoluminescence Spectrometry of Quartz (SiO2), Microscopy and Microanalysis 2018, Baltimore, MD, US, [online], https://doi.org/10.1017/S1431927618010553 (Accessed April 19, 2024)
Created August 1, 2018, Updated October 14, 2022