Application of Cathodoluminescence Imaging to the Study of Sedimentary Rocks

Application of Cathodoluminescence Imaging to the Study of Sedimentary Rocks

by Sam Boggs Jr, David Krinsley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521153476

ISBN-13: 9780521153478

Pub. Date: 06/10/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Minerals in sedimentary rocks, such as quartz, feldspar, and carbonate minerals, emit characteristic visible luminescence called cathodoluminescence (CL) when bombarded by high energy electrons in a suitable instrument. CL emissions can be captured and displayed as color images in a cathodoluminescence microscope or as high-resolution monochromatic images in a…  See more details below

Overview

Minerals in sedimentary rocks, such as quartz, feldspar, and carbonate minerals, emit characteristic visible luminescence called cathodoluminescence (CL) when bombarded by high energy electrons in a suitable instrument. CL emissions can be captured and displayed as color images in a cathodoluminescence microscope or as high-resolution monochromatic images in a scanning electron microscope. CL imaging is particularly useful for studying sedimentary rocks because it provides information, not readily available by other techniques, about the provenance of the mineral grains that constitute sedimentary rocks. CL images also provide insights, not available by other research techniques, into diagenetic changes, such as cementation and porosity loss, which take place in sandstones, shales, and carbonate rocks during burial.

The book begins with an easily understood presentation of the fundamental principles of CL imaging. This presentation is followed by a description and discussion of the instruments used to obtain CL images. Finally, the principal applications of CL imaging to the study of sedimentary rocks are described in detail. This short guide provides the first comprehensive, focused, easily understood description of the various applications of cathodoluminescence imaging to the study of sedimentary rocks. It will be an important resource for academic researchers, industry professionals, and advanced graduate students in sedimentary geology.

About the Author:
Sam Boggs is a professor emeritus at the University of Oregon

About the Author:
David Krinsley is a courtesy professor at the University of Oregon, and a professor emeritus at Arizona StateUniversity

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521153478
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/10/2010
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     1
Books dealing with cathodoluminescence microscopy and spectroscopy     2
Principles and Instrumentation     5
Cathodoluminescence and its causes     7
Introduction     7
Fundamental causes of cathodoluminescence     9
Kinds of luminescence centers     12
Summary statement     16
Instrumentation and techniques     19
Introduction     19
Cathodoluminescence imaging     20
Other microcharacterization techniques     37
Applications     47
Provenance interpretation     49
Introduction     49
Cathodoluminescence color of quartz as a provenance tool     50
Cathodoluminescence color of feldspars     56
Cathodoluminescence fabric analysis of quartz     57
Cathodoluminescence textures in feldspars     78
Cathodoluminescence features of zircon     79
Shocked quartz     81
Combined provenance techniques     82
Cathodoluminescence characteristics of diagenetic minerals and fabrics in siliciclastic sedimentary rocks     86
Introduction     86
Diagenetic processes and products     87
Luminescence characteristics and diagenesis of carbonate sedimentary rocks     109
Introduction     109
Luminescence centers and CL characteristics of carbonate minerals     110
Luminescence of marine carbonates     116
Applications     117
Miscellaneous applications of cathodoluminescence to sedimentary rocks     134
Introduction     134
Skeletal petrology     134
Study of nonskeletal apatite     136
Application to sedimentary ore deposits     138
Applications to petroleum geology     140
Applications to archeology     142
Applications to Precambrian rocks     144
References     148
Index     164

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