Volume 21 No 2 (2023)
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Characterization of feldspar mineral by Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM).
Nestor Ulloa , Miguel Ángel Sáez Paguay , María Fernanda Heredia Moyao , Greys Herrera
In the present study, the sample of an Ecuadorian feldspar was analyzed by means of the Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) technique, for the characterization of chemical components that are found forming the analyzed mineral, giving as a result of the presence of Oxygen, Sodium, Aluminum, and Silicon, in average amounts of weight percentage of 33.70, 3.07, 9.44, and 31.02% respectively, which indicates that the results show that the analyzed feldspar presents an albite phase ((Na,Ca)Al(Si,Al)3O8), mixed with a low concentration of quartz (SiO2). To validate these results, the uncertainty of the percentages by weight of each chemical element found in the feldspar sample was investigated and calculated by statistical analysis of standard deviation, giving as results an uncertainty error of ±0.39%, ±0.65%, ±0.86%, and ±0.73% respectively with a reliability of 95% for the results mentioned above
Characterization; feldspar; SEM-EDS; morphology.
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