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Applications of Raman spectroscopy in metamorphic petrology and tectonics

Andrey V. Korsakov, Matthew J. Kohn and Maria Perraki
Applications of Raman spectroscopy in metamorphic petrology and tectonics (in Raman spectroscopy in earth and planetary sciences, Jill D. Pasteris (editor) and Olivier Beyssac (editor))
Elements (April 2020) 16 (2): 105-110


Raman spectroscopy is widely applied in metamorphic petrology and offers many opportunities for geological and tectonic research. Minimal sample preparation preserves sample integrity and microtextural information, while use with confocal microscopes allows spatial resolution down to the micrometer level. Raman spectroscopy clearly distinguishes mineral polymorphs, providing crucial constraints on metamorphic conditions, particularly ultrahigh-pressure conditions. Raman spectroscopy can also be used to monitor the structure of carbonaceous material in metamorphic rocks. Changes in structure are temperature-sensitive, so Raman spectroscopy of carbonaceous material is widely used for thermometry. Raman spectroscopy can also detect and quantify strain in micro-inclusions, offering new barometers that can be applied to understand metamorphic and tectonic processes without any assumptions about chemical equilibrium.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 16
Serial Issue: 2
Title: Applications of Raman spectroscopy in metamorphic petrology and tectonics
Title: Raman spectroscopy in earth and planetary sciences
Author(s): Korsakov, Andrey V.Kohn, Matthew J.Perraki, Maria
Author(s): Pasteris, Jill D.editor
Author(s): Beyssac, Oliviereditor
Affiliation: Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch, Sobolev Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
Affiliation: Washington University in Saint Louis, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, St. Louis, MO, United States
Pages: 105-110
Published: 20200401
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 32
Accession Number: 2020-047223
Categories: Igneous and metamorphic petrology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Secondary Affiliation: Boise State University, Department of Geosciences, USA, United StatesNational Technical University of Athens, School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, Department of Geosciences, GRC, Greece
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2020, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 202013
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