This work demonstrates that absorption near-edge structures of the O K-edge in zircon are directly related to atom structure, including bond length, bond angle and coordination. Small variations in the structure can induce measurable changes in absorption spectrum.
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Jiang, N. Electron Energy-Loss Near-Edge Structure of Zircon. MRS Online Proceedings Library 1124, 309 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-1124-Q03-09