Synthesis of illite-smectite from smectite at earth surface temperatures and high pH
- D.D. Eberl , Bruce Velde , and T.C. McCormick
It is well known that illite-smectite can form from smectite at elevated temperatures in natural and experimental systems. However, the conversion of smectite to illite-smectite is also found in some natural systems that have never been heated. The present experiments show that illite layers can form from smectite by chemical reaction at 35° and 60°C at high solution pH. The rate of this reaction is accelerated by wetting and drying.
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- Synthesis of illite-smectite from smectite at earth surface temperatures and high pH
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- Clay Minerals
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- Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland
- 12 p.
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