Quantitative X-Ray Powder Diffraction and the Illite Polytype Analysis Method for Direct Fault Rock Dating: A Comparison of Analytical Techniques

@article{Boles2018QuantitativeXP,
  title={Quantitative X-Ray Powder Diffraction and the Illite Polytype Analysis Method for Direct Fault Rock Dating: A Comparison of Analytical Techniques},
  author={Austin Boles and Anja Maria Schleicher and John G. Solum and Ben van der Pluijm},
  journal={Clays and Clay Minerals},
  year={2018},
  volume={66},
  pages={220-232}
}
Illite polytypes are used to elucidate the geological record of formations, such as the timing and provenance of deformations in geological structures and fluids, so the ability to characterize and identify them quantitatively is key. The purpose of the present study was to compare three X-ray powder diffraction (Q-XRPD) methods for illite polytype quantification for practical application to directly date clay-rich fault rocks and constrain the provenance of deformation-related fluids in clay… CONTINUE READING

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