Investigation of Cathodo-Luminescence with the Petrographic Microscope

  • Paul Weiblen
Part of the Developments in Applied Spectroscopy book series (DAIS, volume 4)


An attachment can be constructed for any electron microscope which allows bombardment of a solid sample surface by the electron beam and simultaneous observation with a pétrographie microscope, Cathodoluminescence is found to be sufficiently specific in multiphase systems to permit identification of major phases, recognition and determination of the distribution of fine-grained and interstitial phases, and investigation of textural feamres, such as zoning, exsolution, and grain boundary relations. In combination with a photomultiplier tube, the technique could be used to determine the relative amounts of phases in a sample.


Electron Beam Textural Feature Fuse Quartz Boundary Relation Multiphase System 
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© Chicago Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy 1965

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Weiblen
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  1. 1.Department of GeologyUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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