Natrolite Paper: Optical and Raman Studies      

Introduction

Starting off with three types of Natrolite, Prismatic, Acicular and phillipsite, we studied these crystals under the microscope while attached to a spindle stage. We then recorded data from the spindle stage, these data recorded from the spindle stage we put into a program called excalibur.The same crystals we used for the spindle stage we used with the Raman Spectroscopy Unit and recorded that data. We attempted to see the differences between the crystals down to the structure level.