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Clark et. al. 2003 USGS Open File Report 03-395
Spectral Library splib05a Sample Description

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TITLE: Plastic_Pipe GDS344 Blue DESCRIPT

DOCUMENTATION_FORMAT: Man Made

SAMPLE_ID: GDS344

MATERIAL_TYPE: Plastic

MATERIAL: Water-Pipe

FORMULA: CH4 compound

FORMULA_HTML: CH4 compound

COLLECTION_LOCALITY: Denver, Colorado

ORIGINAL_DONOR: Gregg Swayze

CURRENT_SAMPLE_LOCATION: USGS Denver Spectroscopy Lab

ULTIMATE_SAMPLE_LOCATION: USGS Denver Spectroscopy Lab

SAMPLE_DESCRIPTION:

Blue plastic water main pipe fragment 1.9 cm thick. Type typically used in new construction of housing projects in the USA.

END_SAMPLE_DESCRIPTION.

XRD_ANALYSIS:

END_XRD_ANALYSIS.

COMPOSITIONAL_ANALYSIS_TYPE: None # XRF, EM(WDS), ICP(Trace), WChem

COMPOSITION_TRACE: None

COMPOSITION_DISCUSSION:

END_COMPOSITION_DISCUSSION.

MICROSCOPIC_EXAMINATION:

END_MICROSCOPIC_EXAMINATION.

SPECTROSCOPIC_DISCUSSION:

The spectrum has a broad peak at 0.499 microns and notable absorption doublet at 0.676 microns probably due to the light blue pigment. There are other absorptions at 1.20 and 1.42 microns. Absorptions at 1.7 and 2.3 microns are C-H related.

END_SPECTROSCOPIC_DISCUSSION.

SPECTRAL_PURITY: 1a2_3_4_ # 1= 0.2-3, 2= 1.5-6, 3= 6-25, 4= 20-150 microns

LIB_SPECTRA_HED: where Wave Range Av_Rs_Pwr Comment
LIB_SPECTRA: splib05a r 10421 0.2-3.0µm 200 g.s.=


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