Relationship between Raman spectral pattern and crystallographic orientation of a rock-forming mineral: A case study of Fo89Fa 11 olivine

Hidemi Ishibashi, Masashi Arakawa, Shugo Ohi, Junji Yamamoto, Akira Miyake, Hiroyuki Kagi

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Abstract

The relationship between Raman spectra and crystallographic orientation was examined for single crystals of Fo89Fa11 olivine [(Mg0.89Fe0.11)2SiO4]. Raman spectra were obtained for chemically homogeneous olivine grains with various orientations on a thin section of mantle-derived rock (dunite) using micro-Raman equipment and an unpolarized exciting laser. Crystallographic orientations of each olivine grain were determined using an electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD) method. Five apparent peaks at 822 (peak 1), 854 (peak 2), 880 (peak 3), 917 (peak 4), and 959 cm-1 (peak 5) were observed in the spectral range of 700-1050 cm-1. Intensity ratios of peak i to peak 2, I i/I2, for i = 1, 4, and 5 were formulated empirically as functions of crystallographic orientations: Ii/I2 = (a1i θ22 + a2i θ/π + a3i) sin2 φ + (b1i θ22 + b2i θ/π + b 3i) sin φ + ci where a1i, a2i, a3i, b1i, b2i, b3i, ci are constants. φ is the angle between the [100] axis and the incident direction of the laser, and θ is the angle between the [001] axis and the incident direction of laser projected on the {100} plane. These equations well describe the relationships between Ii/I2 and crystallographic orientation. The obtained empirical equations enable Raman spectroscopic determination of the crystallographic orientation of olivine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1653-1659
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Raman Spectroscopy
Volume39
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Spectroscopy

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