Letter | Published:

Electron Diffraction by Clay Minerals with a Fibrous or Rod-like Habit

Naturevolume 168pages380381 (1951) | Download Citation

Subjects

Abstract

CLAY particles deposited from a suspension on to a cellulose film are usually strongly orientated with their basal (001) planes parallel to the film. Electron diffraction patterns obtained with the beam normal to the film reveal only the (hk0) diffractions. For most types of clay the corresponding spacings are so alike that such diffraction patterns do not help in identification.

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

References

  1. 1

    Bradley, W. F., Amer. Min., 25, 405 (1940).

Download references

Author information

Author notes

  1. R. P. MITRA: On study leave from the University of Delhi.

Affiliations

  1. Applied Physical Chemistry Laboratories, Imperial College, London, S.W.7

    • D. R. KNAPP
    •  & R. P. MITRA

Authors

  1. Search for D. R. KNAPP in:

  2. Search for R. P. MITRA in:

About this article

Publication history

Issue Date

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1038/168380b0

Further reading

Comments

By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.