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The Grain Size Influence on the E1' Centre Observed in Quartz of Atmospheric Deposition at Two Japanese Cities: A Preliminary Study

The Grain Size Influence on the E1' Centre Observed in Quartz of Atmospheric Deposition at Two Japanese Cities: A Preliminary Study

The grain size influence on the number of oxygen vacancies in quartz was investigated by ESR in atmospheric deposition collected at two Japanese cities, Fukuoka and Akita, in 1969 and 1971. The finer grain size fraction shows the highest value of concentration of oxygen vacancies, most closely resembling dust originating in the Taklamakan desert. Month to month and year to year variation of the dependence was also observed which could possibly be attributed to the variation of the mixture ratio of at least two dust sources in China, A conclusive statement can not be made at this stage.

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Investigation of the temporal change of the sources of Aeolian dust delivered to East Asia using electron spin resonance signals in quartz

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The temporal change in the number of oxygen vacancies in quartz was investigated by ob-serving the E1’ center in the atmospheric depositions collected at two cities in Japan in the recent past. The depositions collected at Fukuoka in March show the ESR intensities being correlated with the sum of the number of the days, in the month, on which Kosa was observed while no such correlation was found in the deposition those collected at Akita but a trend of decrease with time. The present results suggest that the number of oxygen vacancies in quartz might be useful to estimate quantitatively the contribution of the dust originated from China to the atmospheric deposition in Japan.

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