Author | Katarzyna J. Stanienda-Pilecki


The Importance of Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy in the Identification of Carbonate Phases Differentiated in Magnesium Content

June 01, 2019



In this study, FT-IR spectroscopy was used for identification of carbonate minerals in limestone with variable contents of magnesium. Associated spectral bands were identified and assigned. Results of studies of Triassic limestone samples taken from the area of the Polish part of the Germanic Basin using FT-IR are presented. The results of research show that substitution of Ca2+ by Mg2+ in the carbonate phase lattices leads to a continuous wavenumber increase in the assigned band locations.