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Journal of Materials Physics and Chemistry. 2014, 2(2), 28-33
DOI: 10.12691/jmpc-2-2-3
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Spectroscopic Estimation of Geometrical Structure Elucidation in Natural SiO2 Crystal

Bhaskar J. Saikia1,

1Department of Physics, Anandaram Dhekial Phookan College, Nagaon, India

Pub. Date: December 15, 2014

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Bhaskar J. Saikia. Spectroscopic Estimation of Geometrical Structure Elucidation in Natural SiO2 Crystal. Journal of Materials Physics and Chemistry. 2014; 2(2):28-33. doi: 10.12691/jmpc-2-2-3


This study demonstrate for the first time the geometrical structure change relationship of natural quartz crystal structures with its purity through infrared spectroscopy. Systemetatic investigations of geometrical structure changes of the quartz crystals have been carried out in mid infrared region 500-1000 cm-1 based on the assignment of infrared bands of the structural group SiO4 tetrahedra. The compositional and structural studies were carried out at room temperature by using X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopic techniques. The variation of geometrical structure of quartz crystals has been ascertained by comparing the infrared and X-ray fluorescence results. Results depict the variation of crystal size and shift of characteristic peak positions of the studied samples are depends on its purity. The infrared investigation is found to be good for structure elucidation and changes of geometrical crystal structures of the natural quartz crystals.

quartz crystal infrared spectroscopy XRF structure elucidation

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