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Application of Cathodoluminescence Imaging to the Study of Sedimentary Rocks - Sam Boggs, Jr.

Application of Cathodoluminescence Imaging to the Study of Sedimentary Rocks

Paperback Published: 10th June 2010
ISBN: 9780521153478
Number Of Pages: 176

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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.

Review of the hardback: '...a useful introduction to a growing field.' Journal of Geological Magazine

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Principles and Instrumentation:
Cathodoluminescence and its causes
Instrumentation and techniques
Applications:
Provenance interpretation
Cathodoluminescence characteristics of diagenetic minerals and fabrics in siliciclastic sedimentary rocks
Luminescence characteristics and diagenesis of carbonate sedimentary rocks
Miscellaneous applications of cathodoluminescence to sedimentary rocks
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521153478
ISBN-10: 0521153476
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 10th June 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.24