Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.)



First Advisor

Herschel Frye

First Committee Member

Donald K. Wedegaertner

Second Committee Member

Silvio Rodriguez (?)


This study of ATR-IR involved taking spectra of various silicate minerals in powder samples, finding similarities and differences in nature, and locating various bands and intensities of absorption bands for identification and classification purposes. This study is limited to 4000-300 cm-1 with major emphasis on absorptions in the 2000-300 cm-1 region.




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