Hyperspectral cathodoluminescence mapping of calcite and feldspar

MR Lee, RW Martin, PR Edwards, I Parsons

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Hyperspectral mapping is a very powerful technique for determining the cathodoluminescence (CL) emission characteristics and chemical compositions of materials over relatively large areas and at micron to sub-micron spatial
resolutions (Lee et al. 2005). Using a Cameca SX100 electron probe at Strathclyde University, which is equipped with a silicon CCD spectrograph and energy- and wavelengthdispersive X-ray detectors, we have investigated spatial and
spectral variations in the CL properties of meteoric calcite cements from the Upper Permian of the UK and perthitic alkali feldspars (Na- and K-rich intergrowths) from the Precambrian Klokken syenite, Greenland.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)A593
JournalGeochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
Issue number10, Suppl. S
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2005


  • hyperspectral cathodoluminescence
  • mapping
  • calcite
  • feldspar


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