Physics and Chemistry of Minerals

, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 84–88 | Cite as

New hole centers in natural quartz

  • D. Maschmeyer
  • G. Lehmann


In natural citrines five new hole centers were detected and analyzed by electron paramagnetic resonance. An additional one was observed in rose-colored quartz crystals with radiation defects as the cause of coloration. Characteristic hyperfine patterns due to an adjacent aluminum impurity were resolved in the spectra of three of these centers. Their relations to other hole centers of well-known structure in quartz and fused silica are discussed and possible models for their structures are proposed.


Radiation Aluminum Quartz Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Mineral Resource 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Maschmeyer
    • 1
  • G. Lehmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Physikalische ChemieWestfälische Wilhelms-UniversitätMünsterWest Germany

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