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Study of local concentration of single substitutional nitrogen atoms in microdiamonds from the Kokchetav massif

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Nadolinny, VA and Shatsky, VS and Kozmenko, OA and Stepanov, AS and Palyanov, YN and Kupriyanov, IN, Study of local concentration of single substitutional nitrogen atoms in microdiamonds from the Kokchetav massif, European Journal of Mineralogy, 18, (6) pp. 739-743. ISSN 0935-1221 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1127/0935-1221/2006/0018-0739

Abstract

In this communication we present an estimation of the concentration of single substitutional nitrogen atoms (P1 centre) from EPR data in Kokchetav diamonds. We first performed an analysis of local P1 centre concentrations using van Wyk’s treatment (van Wyk et al., 1997) of the line width of the resolved EPR spectrum. Also by analysing the dependence of the line-width of the broad exchange line on the P1 concentration in range higher than 1000 ppm in synthetic diamonds, we obtained a calibration curve allowing the estimation of the local P1 centre concentration higher than 1000 ppm and the local volumes occupied by substitutional nitrogen atoms without taking measurements of microcrystalline volume. In addition to the development of a method for calculating high local nitrogen concentrations, the aggregation process in P,T-treated Kokchetav diamonds has been given considerable attention and it was shown that the rate of nitrogen aggregation in these diamonds is consistent with data given in Evans (Evans & Qi, 1982).

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geochemistry
Research Field:Inorganic Geochemistry
Objective Division:Mineral Resources (excl. Energy Resources)
Objective Group:Mineral Exploration
Objective Field:Diamond Exploration
Author:Stepanov, AS (Mr Sasha Stepanov)
ID Code:95760
Year Published:2006
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Centre for Ore Deposit Research - CODES CoE
Deposited On:2014-10-08
Last Modified:2014-11-27
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