Accession Number : AD0641363

Title :   SYNTHESIS AND OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF FORSTERITE.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MASS DIV OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Shankland,T. J.

Report Date : JUL 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 170

Abstract : The report describes the growth of what are believed to be the first synthetic single crystals of appreciable size of forsterite, Mg2SiO4, and the measurement of optical absorption in these crystals. A limited number of measurements of electrical conductivity as a function of temperature were also made. It is shown that the pure magnesium orthosilicate is a very good insulator, and that the interesting optical properties observed in natural olivines are due to the presence of iron. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MINERALS, SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY)), (*MAGNESIUM COMPOUNDS, SINGLE CRYSTALS), (*SILICATES, SINGLE CRYSTALS), CRYSTAL GROWTH, ABSORPTION SPECTRA, ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, DIELECTRICS, IMPURITIES, DOPING, IRON, BAND THEORY OF SOLIDS, HALL EFFECT, PHOTOCONDUCTIVITY, ELECTRON TRANSITIONS

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Cartography and Aerial Photography
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE