Use of environmental scanning electron microscopy to study uncoated minerals
We have explored the possibilities offered by the Environmental SEM to study minerals under a variety of conditions. Low voltage SEM can be used to study minerals without coating with gold or carbon, thereby allowing the researcher to use other analytical techniques on the same sample. Changes in pressure and temperature can be used to study mineral reactions such as wetting and drying but also the thermal behaviour such dehydration, dehydroxation or decarbonation. The general principles shown are not limited to the study of minerals but can be applied to a range of materials.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Environmental SEM, decomposition, heating stage SEM, low voltage SEM, minerals, wetting cycles|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (030200)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > School of Physical & Chemical Sciences
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2005 John Wiley & Sons|
|Copyright Statement:||The definite version is available on publication at www3.interscience.wiley.com|
|Deposited On:||03 May 2006|
|Last Modified:||09 Jun 2010 12:31|
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