29Si MAS NMR relaxation study of shocked Coconino Sandstone from Meteor Crater, Arizona
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29Si nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy was used to characterize the silica phases in a moderately-shocked Coconino sandstone from Meteor Crater, Arizona. The spectra were recorded using direct polarization, magic-angle spinning, and variable delay times in a saturation recovery pulse sequence. Resonances observed at -97.3, -107.1, -113.9 and -191.2 ppm were assigned to a densified hydrous form of amorphous silica (D phase), quartz, coesite and stishovite phases, respectively. The relative percentages were estimated as 1.7, 80.6, 16.4 and 1.3% for the D, quartz, coesite, and stishovite phases. The power-law recoveries of the magnetization for the quartz and coesite phases can be interpreted in terms of their phase geometries.
KeywordsQuartz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Sandstone Relative Percentage Variable Delay Time
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