Cathodoluminescence imaging on quartz in sandstone

Studying formation of sedimentary rocks and crystallization histories of sapphires with the same technique: cathodoluminescence

Posted by Delmic on Dec 18, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Studying formation of sedimentary rocks, observing changes in the chemical composition of zircons, and understanding underlying causes for luminescence of sapphires: all of these are possible with one versatile technique. Cathodoluminescence (CL) is a very useful method of data acquisition in geosciences as it reveals information not readily provided by other techniques.

The excitation of electrons in the sample that produces the light seen through a cathodoluminescence system occurs in specific chemical impurities or intrinsic defects within a geological structure.

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Topics: cathodoluminescence, geological materials, Geology, sem, cathodoluminescence sem


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