Micro‐Raman mapping of the polymorphs of serpentine

  title={Micro‐Raman mapping of the polymorphs of serpentine},
  author={Jasmine Rita Petriglieri and Emma Salvioli-Mariani and Luciana Mantovani and Mario Tribaudino and Pier Paolo Lottici and Christine Laporte-Magoni and Danilo Bersani},
  journal={Journal of Raman Spectroscopy},
Serpentinites are rocks, often used in buildings, formed in large extent by minerals of the serpentine group: chrysotile, antigorite, lizardite, and polygonal serpentine. The fibrous type (e.g. chrysotile) of serpentine group minerals, along with several amphibole varieties (e.g. actinolite and tremolite), are the major components of asbestos family. The exposure to fine fibrous asbestos powder is linked to diseases such as pleural mesothelioma and asbestosis. The identification of the main… 

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