Magic-angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance investigation of phyllosilicates

S. P. Altaner, R. J. Kirkpatrick, C. A. Weiss

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Magic-angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (MAS NMR) spectroscopy provides important information on the composition and structure of phyllosilicates which is not often readily obtained by conventional analytical methods. 29Si and 27Al NMR analysis of phyllosilicates can allow accurate determination of tetrahedral Si/Al ratios and ordering arrangements, tetrahedral Al/octahedral Al ratios, crystal chemistry of mixed-layer illite/smectite and the presence of poorly crystalline Al- and Si-bearing minerals and amorphous phases. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-168
Number of pages10
JournalSciences Geologiques - Memoire
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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