Clays and Clay Minerals

, Volume 31, Issue 4, pp 285–292 | Cite as

Mössbauer Effect Studies of Iron in Kaolin. I. Structural Iron

  • S. A. Fysh
  • J. D. Cashion
  • P. E. Clark


57Fe Mössbauer spectra of a cleaned Weipa, Australia, kaolin showed that a considerable fraction of the structural iron exhibits paramagnetic relaxation between 4°K and 300°K, the first time that this has been observed for ferric ions in a mineral. The sample also contained a very fine particle ferric oxide/oxyhydroxide phase, probably of secondary origin.

Key Words

Iron Kaolinite Mössbauer effect Paramagnetism Structural substitution 


Мессбауеровские спектры 57Fе чистого каолинита Вайпа из Австралии показали, что значительная фракция структурного железа проявляет парамагнитную релаксацию между 4° и 300°К. Это наблюдалось первый раз для железных ионов в минерале. Образец содержал также очень мелкую фазу окиси/оксигидрата железа, вероятно, вторичного происхождения. [Е.О.]


57Eisen-Mössbauerspektren eines gereinigten Kaolin von Weipa, Australien, zeigte, daß ein beachtlicher Teil des in der Struktur eingebauten Eisens paramagnetische Relaxation zwischen 4°K und 300°K zeigt. Dies wurde zum ersten Mal bei einem Fe3+-Ion in einem Mineral beobachtet. Die Probe entheilt außerdem eine sehr feinteilige Fe3+-Oxid/Oxihydroxid-Phase, die wahrscheinlich sekundär entstanden ist. [U.W.]


Des spectres de Mössbauer 57Fe d’un kaolin nettoyé de Weipa, Australie ont montré qu’une fraction considérable du fer structural exhibait une relaxation paramagnétique entre 4°K et 300°K, la première fois que ceci a été observé pour des ions ferriques dans un minéral. L’échantillon contenait aussi une phase de particule ferrique oxide/oxyhydroxide très fine, probablement d’origine secondaire. [D.J.]


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. A. Fysh
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. D. Cashion
    • 1
  • P. E. Clark
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsMonash University ClaytonVictoriaAustralia
  2. 2.Central Research LaboratoriesBHP Co. Ltd.WallsendAustralia
  3. 3.Department of Applied PhysicsCapricornia I. A.E.RockhamptonAustralia

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