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Investigation of inclusions trapped inside Libyan Desert glass by Raman microscopy

Frost, Ray L., Swaenen, Marcel , Stefaniak, Elżbieta A. , Worobiec, Anna , & Grieken, René Van (2010) Investigation of inclusions trapped inside Libyan Desert glass by Raman microscopy. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 397(7), pp. 2659-2665.

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Abstract

Several specimens of Libyan Desert Glass (LDG), an enigmatic natural glass from Egypt, were subjected to investigation by micro-Raman spectroscopy. The spectra of inclusions inside the LDG samples were successfully measured through the layers of glass and the mineral species were identified on this basis. The presence of cristobalite as typical for high-temperature melt products was confirmed, together with co-existing quartz. TiO2 was determined in two polymorphic species, rutile and anatase. Micro-Raman spectroscopy proved also the presence of minerals unusual for high-temperature glasses such as anhydrite and aragonite.

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ID Code: 33242
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Libyan Desert Glass, Raman spectroscopy, inclusions, cristobalite, anatase, zircon, rutile
DOI: 10.1007/s00216-009-3351-2
ISSN: 1618-2650
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY (030100) > Analytical Chemistry not elsewhere classified (030199)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (INCL. STRUCTURAL) (030600) > Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy (030606)
Divisions: Past > Schools > Chemistry
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Springer
Copyright Statement: The original publication is available at SpringerLink http://www.springerlink.com
Deposited On: 26 Jul 2010 08:59
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:15

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