Identification and characterization of Fe-rich smectites in the Çamlıca Region of western Turkey
Abstract:Fe-rich dioctahedral smectites are the main constituent of clays in Çamlıca Region of Turkey. The structural, chemical and morphological characteristics of these smectites after washing are examined by X-ray diffraction, electron microscopy, inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Smectite particles occur as individual flakes 0.2–2.0 m in size. These flakes are often aggregated into clusters up to 6.0 m in size.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2007-06-01