Study of the optical phenomena in zircon with a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), using cathodoluminescence method and secondary electrons.

Alan Freitas Machado, Luís Sérgio Brasiliense Cairo, Armando Dias Tavares Junior, Luiz Pinheiro Cordovil da Silva, Vinicius Vianna Riguete, Claudio Elias da Silva


The objective of this study is to analyze, describe and characterize, images in SEM (Scanning Electron Microscopy) and how a zircon sample ZR 008 (CRL05) behaves, in order to determine the possible locations where the laser ablation will be made (Ar/F). This procedure will be done to assist in the geological dating process, using the method by ICP / MS. Cathodluminescence and secondary electrons method were used in the process.


Zircon , Cathodoluminescence , SEM, mineral technology

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Revista Brasileira de Geografia Física - ISSN: 1984-2295

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