Iron in Synthetic Quartz: Heat and Radiation Induced Changes

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Science  09 Jan 1970:
Vol. 167, Issue 3915, pp. 176-177
DOI: 10.1126/science.167.3915.176


As part of a study of the possible changes in silicate material on the lunar surface produced by solar radiation, effects of ionizing radiation, of heating, and of heating followed by ionizing radiation on iron-doped synthetic quartzes have been studied as models. The optical changes are mainly related to valence changes in ferric or ferrous ions.

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