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Carbonate formation in non-aqueous environments by solid-gas carbonation of silicates

DOI: 10.1051/eas/1258062 DOI Help

Authors: Sarah Day (University of Keele) , Stephen Thompson (Diamond Light Source) , Aneurin Evans (Keele University) , Julia Parker (Diamond Light Source)
Co-authored by industrial partner: No

Type: Conference Paper
Conference: ECLA - European Conference on Laboratory Astrophysic
Peer Reviewed: No

State: Published (Approved)
Published: February 2013
Diamond Proposal Number(s): 6515

Abstract: We have produced synthetic analogues of cosmic silicates using the Sol Gel method, producing amorphous silicates of composition Mg(x)Ca(1?x)SiO3. Using synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction on Beamline I11 at the Diamond Light Source, together with a newly-commissioned gas cell, real-time powder diffraction scans have been taken of a range of silicates exposed to CO2 under non-ambient conditions. The SXPD is complemented by other techniques including Raman and Infrared Spectroscopy and SEM imaging.

Subject Areas: Physics, Earth Science, Materials

Instruments: I11-High Resolution Powder Diffraction

Added On: 10/04/2013 10:40

Discipline Tags:

Earth Sciences & Environment Physics Geology Planetary Geology Astronomy & Astrophysics Astroparticles

Technical Tags:

Diffraction X-ray Powder Diffraction