Effects of particle size, crystallinity and the amount of the structural water in kaolinites on their infrared spectra, were studied. The samples were ground in a vibrating ball-mill, and infrared and X-ray spectra, as well as thermal and specific surface area measurements, were taken on the initial and ground samples. Changes of the 3705-cm-1 infrared band intensity and of the absorbance ratio of the A 3630 A 3705-cm-1 bands were determined as a function of the grinding time. Correlation functions between the absorption ratio, calculated from the infrared spectra, and the average particle size, as well as between the amorphism, calculated from the X-ray spectra, and the average particle size, were obtained.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Water Science and Technology
- Soil Science
- Geochemistry and Petrology
- Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)