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Applied Magnetic Resonance

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 537–548 | Cite as

ESR studies of sepiolites

  • U. Ulusoy
  • M. Ikeya
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Abstract

The electron spin resonance (ESR) spectra for each beige and brown sepiolites from Polatli-Ankara, Turkey, a clay mineral of Mg8Si12O30(OH)4(OH2)4(H2O)8, at 77 K have their own single characteristic peak atg ≈ 1.99, which begins to anneal from 437 and 536°C, respectively. The sextet lines of Mn2+ were also observed in addition to two peaks (g = 4.4 and 5.0) associated with Fe3+. A high-quality sepiolite called “meerschaum” from Sepetci-Eskisehir, Turkey, has two characteristic peaks atg ≈ 1.99, which begins to anneal from 419°C, and atg ≈ 2.03. ESR intensities of the signal atg ≈ 1.99 for beige, brown sepiolites and meerschaum are enhanced by γ-ray irradiation to give equivalent dosesD E = 11.8 ± 3.4, 4.7 ± 2.3 and 4.6 ± 1.2 kGy, respectively. The ESR ages obtained by assessing the annual dose rate from the content of238U,232Th and40K determined by γ-ray spectroscopy are 1.8 ± 0.8, 0.7 ± 0.5 and 0.9 ± 0.2 Ma, respectively, falling into the Pliocene Epoch in geological time scale in agreement with the stratigraphy.

Keywords

Electron Spin Resonance Electron Spin Resonance Spectrum Sepiolite Electron Spin Resonance Measurement Electron Spin Resonance Study 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Ulusoy
    • 1
  • M. Ikeya
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics EngineeringHacettepe UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Earth and Space Science, Graduate School of ScienceOsaka UniversityOsakaJapan

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