Refractories and Industrial Ceramics

, Volume 38, Issue 7–8, pp 278–281 | Cite as

Feasibility of evaluating the quality of mined magnesite minerals using pulsed cathode luminescence

  • V. V. Bakhterev
  • S. G. Mikhailov
  • V. I. Solomonov
  • A. I. Lipchak
Raw Materials


A new method for analyzing magnesite raw materials, namely, cathode luminescence, is discussed. The method is based on studying the luminescence excited by high-current nanosecond electron beams in the minerals (magnesite and admixtures). The possibilities of the method are shown for ten magnesite specimens. It is established that the luminescence parameters depend on the content of mineral admixtures in the magnesite, which makes it possible to recommend the method for estimating the quality of magnesite minerals.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. V. Bakhterev
    • 1
  • S. G. Mikhailov
    • 1
  • V. I. Solomonov
    • 1
  • A. I. Lipchak
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Electrophysics of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of SciencesEkaterinburgRussia

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