Issue Date: January 1, 2018
Atomic force microscopy and infrared spectroscopy combine to give close-up look at organic matter in shale
Shale, a sedimentary rock that is a rich source of petroleum, consists of solid organic matter scattered in a mineral framework. Scanning electron microscopy reveals that neighboring organic matter particles often differ greatly in porosity, but such measurements reveal little about their underlying chemical compositions. Andrew E. Pomerantz of Schlumberger-Doll Research Center and coworkers have now used atomic-force-microscopy-based infrared spectroscopy for nanoscale chemical and mechanical characterization of organic matter from the New Albany Shale geological . . .
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