Cordierite OH-region Spectra

Data files and images of H2O in cordierite

Water molecules in the channels of cordierite have been the object of much study. They can occur in two different orientations.  One has the H - H direction in the water molecule aligned with the c-axis channel (Type I water) and the other has the H - H direction perpendicular to the c-axis (Type II water)

Infrared  Spectra: polarizations: (a = alpha direction; b = beta direction; g = gamma direction)