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^{57}Fe Mössbauer Spectroscopy οf Radiation Damaged Allanites

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Metamict minerals contain radioactive elements that degrade the crystal structure of the minerals. The degradation occurs primarily through progressive overlapping recoil nuclei collision cascades from α-decays of ^{238}U, ^{232}Th, ^{235}U and their daughter products. We report the results of ^{57}Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy, gamma-ray spectrometry and microprobe analysis of three partially metamict allanites, (Ca,Ce,REE)_2(Fe^{2+},Fe^{3+})(Al,Fe^{3+})_2O[Si_2O_7][SiO_4](OH) where REE stands for rare earth elements. The samples were collected in pegmatites from Reno, Nevada (USA), Franklin, New Jersey (USA) and Nya Bastnas Field (Sweden). The absorbed α-dose for these minerals was found to range from 5.8×10^{14} α-decay/mg for the allanite from Reno to 1.9×10^{15} α-decay/mg for the allanite from Franklin. The Mössbauer spectra show a decrease in the Fe^{2+} doublet intensity with increasing absorbed α-dose. We also observe an increase in the line widths of the Fe^{2+} and Fe^{3+} doublets with increasing absorbed α-dose.
  • Faculty of Earth Sciences, University of Silesia, Będzińska 60, 41-200 Sosnowiec, Poland
  • Institute of Electronic Materials Technology, Wólczyńska 133, 01-919 Warszawa, Poland
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