Magnetite: Preferred Orientation on the Basal Plane of Partially Reduced Hematite

Science  20 Sep 1963:
Vol. 141, Issue 3586, pp. 1175-1176
DOI: 10.1126/science.141.3586.1175


Crystallites of two different orientations have been observed in the polycrystalline magnetite layer formed by carbon monoxide reduction on the basal plane of a hematite single crystal. The relative reducibility of hematite and magnetite ores may be related to this double orientation.