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Deleted Post - Nov 5, 2004 at 11:29PM
Justin Avatar
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Re: Grr. - Nov 23 2004 9:38PM
Dave Avatar
San Marcos, Texas
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Hi Justin,

     One possibility is that the peak you are seeing is associated with SiO2, rather than Si.  When Si is exposed to air, it forms what is called a "native oxide" layer.  With a powder sample, this layer would cover every powder particle, and could lead to strong peaks.  Try checking the angles for SiO2 peaks.


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