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Strong Calcite-Like Spectra Cathodoluminescence Emission from Allende Meteorite Cai Phases



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García Guinea, Javier and Tornos Arroyo, Fernando and Azumendi García, Oscar and Ruiz Pérez, Javier and Correcher Delgado, Virgilio (2011) Strong Calcite-Like Spectra Cathodoluminescence Emission from Allende Meteorite Cai Phases. Spectroscopy letters, 44 . pp. 516-520. ISSN 0038-7010

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Calcium–aluminum-rich inclusions (CAIs) of Allende CV3
chondrite were studied by Environmental Scanning Electron Microscopy
(ESEM), Energy Dispersive Spectrometry (EDS), Backscattering (BS), and
Spectra Cathodoluminescence (CL). CAI minerals show spectra CL curves
exceeding the 450,000 a.u. with a large homogeneity along the white inclusions.
CL curve features fit perfectly with terrestrial patterns of stressed specimens
of weathered marble and limestone in which hydroxyl groups may
be involved. Crypto-clusters of CaCO3, undetectable by means of EPMA,
EDS, and Micro-Raman techniques, coupled to the CAI phases are inferred
from the spectral CL data and from the carbon and calcium contents
provided by the EDS probe.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Allende, Ca-Al inclusions (CAIs), Calcite, Cathodoluminescence, Meteorite, Spectra
Subjects:Sciences > Geology > Geodynamics
ID Code:16920
Deposited On:30 Oct 2012 08:54
Last Modified:30 Oct 2012 08:54

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