Nano-scale characterisation of particulate iron pyrite morphology in shale

Angelidakis V, Nadimi S, Garum M, Hassanpour, A (2022)

Publication Language: English

Publication Status: Accepted

Publication Type: Journal article

Future Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2022


Publisher: Wiley and Sons

DOI: 10.1002/ppsc.202200120

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This study analyses the morphology of iron pyrite particles within a shale sample, captured using nano-computed tomography (Nano-CT). The complex, framboidal morphology of the iron pyrite particles is characterised using various metrics, and comparisons are drawn on their effectiveness to quantify their observed morphological characteristics. Then, simplified representations of selected iron pyrite particles are generated to facilitate a sensitivity analysis of the effect of imaging resolution on morphological parameters of particle form. A discussion is developed on the required number of pixels per particle diameter for particle shape characterisation. It is shown that shape indices that rely on the simplified main particle dimensions can be accurately calculated even for low fidelity levels of 10 pixels per particle diameter. More complex shape indices, that use vertices, volume and surface area, are more sensitive to image resolution even for 40 pixels per particle diameter.

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Angelidakis, V., Nadimi, S., Garum, M., & Hassanpour,, A. (2022). Nano-scale characterisation of particulate iron pyrite morphology in shale. Particle & Particle Systems Characterization.


Angelidakis, Vasileios, et al. "Nano-scale characterisation of particulate iron pyrite morphology in shale." Particle & Particle Systems Characterization (2022).

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