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
     
 

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ISBN-10: 052185878X

ISBN-13: 9780521858786

Pub. Date: 10/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Minerals in sedimentary rocks emit characteristic visible luminescence called cathodoluminescence (CL) when bombarded by high energy electrons. CL emissions can be displayed as colour images in a cathodoluminescence microscope or as high-resolution monochromatic images in a scanning electron microscope. This provides information not available by other techniques on

Overview

Minerals in sedimentary rocks emit characteristic visible luminescence called cathodoluminescence (CL) when bombarded by high energy electrons. CL emissions can be displayed as colour images in a cathodoluminescence microscope or as high-resolution monochromatic images in a scanning electron microscope. This provides information not available by other techniques on the provenance of the mineral grains in sedimentary rocks, and insights into diagenetic changes. The book, first published in 2006, begins with an easily understood presentation of the fundamental principles of CL imaging. This is followed by a description and discussion of the instruments used in CL imaging, and a detailed account of its applications to the study of sedimentary rocks. The volume is a comprehensive, easily understood description of the 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521858786
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; Part I. Principles and Instrumentation: 2. Cathodoluminescence and its causes; 3. Instrumentation and techniques; Part II. Applications: 4. Provenance interpretation; 5. Cathodoluminescence characteristics of diagenetic minerals and fabrics in siliciclastic sedimentary rocks; 6. Luminescence characteristics and diagenesis of carbonate sedimentary rocks; 7. Miscellaneous applications of cathodoluminescence to sedimentary rocks; References; Index.

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