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