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Levels of Graphitization of Kerogen as a Potentially Useful Method of Assessing Paleotemperatures

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William E. Harrison
William E. Harrison
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Published:
January 01, 1979

Abstract

Catagenesis of sedimentary organic matter leads to end products of methane and a carbonaceous, graphite-like residue. Kerogens heated in the laboratory as well as those that have experienced natural catagenesis demonstrate progressively better developed graphite-like atomic arrangement as a function of increased temperature conditions.

The height / width ratios of the d<sub>002</sub> X-ray diffraction peak of graphite are useful in expressing various levels of graphitization and thus are potentially useful in paleothermometry.

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SEPM Special Publication

Aspects of Diagenesis

Peter A. Scholle
Peter A. Scholle
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Paul R. Schluger
Paul R. Schluger
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SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology
Volume
26
ISBN electronic:
9781565761568
Publication date:
January 01, 1979

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