In this paper we describe recent applications of micro-infrared imaging in the Earth sciences. We address, in particular, the use of Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy in characterizing the zoning and speciation of H and C in a variety of geological materials, including microporous minerals, nominally anhydrous volcanic minerals (NAMs), and crystal inclusions. These investigations show that use of the modern techniques of FTIR imaging enables detection of the zoning of volatile species across the studied samples, and possible configuration changes of structurally-bound carbon molecular species (e. g., CO(2) vs CO(3)) during crystal growth. Such features, which are not accessible with other micro-analytical techniques, may provide information about the physicochemical properties which act as constraints in the genesis of the samples, and important information about the evolution of the geological system. Tests performed with focal-plane-array detectors (FPA) show that resolution close to the diffraction limit can be achieved if the amounts of the target molecules in the sample are substantially different. We also point out the possibility of using FTIR imaging for investigations under non-ambient conditions.

DELLA VENTURA, G., Bellatreccia, F., MARCELLI A., C.G.M., Piccinini, M., Cavallo, A., Piochi, M. (2010). FTIR imaging in Earth Sciences. ANALYTICAL AND BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 397, 2039-2049 [10.1007/s00216-010-3811-8].

FTIR imaging in Earth Sciences

DELLA VENTURA, Giancarlo;BELLATRECCIA, FABIO;
2010-01-01

Abstract

In this paper we describe recent applications of micro-infrared imaging in the Earth sciences. We address, in particular, the use of Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy in characterizing the zoning and speciation of H and C in a variety of geological materials, including microporous minerals, nominally anhydrous volcanic minerals (NAMs), and crystal inclusions. These investigations show that use of the modern techniques of FTIR imaging enables detection of the zoning of volatile species across the studied samples, and possible configuration changes of structurally-bound carbon molecular species (e. g., CO(2) vs CO(3)) during crystal growth. Such features, which are not accessible with other micro-analytical techniques, may provide information about the physicochemical properties which act as constraints in the genesis of the samples, and important information about the evolution of the geological system. Tests performed with focal-plane-array detectors (FPA) show that resolution close to the diffraction limit can be achieved if the amounts of the target molecules in the sample are substantially different. We also point out the possibility of using FTIR imaging for investigations under non-ambient conditions.
DELLA VENTURA, G., Bellatreccia, F., MARCELLI A., C.G.M., Piccinini, M., Cavallo, A., Piochi, M. (2010). FTIR imaging in Earth Sciences. ANALYTICAL AND BIOANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 397, 2039-2049 [10.1007/s00216-010-3811-8].
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