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Production of silicate thin films using pulsed laser deposition (PLD) and applications to studies in mineral kinetics

Ralf Dohmen, Hans-Werner Becker, Elke Meissner, Thomas Etzel and Sumit Chakroborty
Production of silicate thin films using pulsed laser deposition (PLD) and applications to studies in mineral kinetics
European Journal of Mineralogy (December 2002) 14 (6): 1155-1168

Abstract

The production and characterization of thin films (up to several mu m) of silicates and oxides (e.g. olivine, garnet, pyroxene and plagioclase) is described. These films are found to be amorphous, highly uniform (+ or - 1 nm) in thickness and of the proper solid solution compositions. Small amounts of excess oxygen after deposition can be readjusted by subsequent annealing, which may crystallize the films in some cases (e.g. several h at 900 degrees C for olivine). These films open the possibility of a variety of studies in mineral kinetic and surface sciences. Some examples of the production of diffusion couples in minerals are given, including Fe-Mg diffusion in olivine at low-T, Si and O diffusion in olivine and diffusion of Lu in garnets.


ISSN: 0935-1221
EISSN: 1617-4011
Serial Title: European Journal of Mineralogy
Serial Volume: 14
Serial Issue: 6
Title: Production of silicate thin films using pulsed laser deposition (PLD) and applications to studies in mineral kinetics
Affiliation: Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Institut fur Geologie, Bochum, Federal Republic of Germany
Pages: 1155-1168
Published: 200212
Text Language: English
Publisher: Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (Naegele u. Obermiller), Stuttgart, Federal Republic of Germany
References: 24
Accession Number: 2003-006886
Categories: General mineralogy
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 table
Secondary Affiliation: Frauenhofer Institut, DEU, Federal Republic of Germany
Country of Publication: Germany
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United KingdomTwickenhamUKUnited Kingdom
Update Code: 200302
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