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Mineralogical Applications of Crystal Field Theory

Series: Cambridge Topics in Mineral Physics and Chemistry

By: RG Burns

480 pages, 10 tabs, 125 illus

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Aug 2005 | #161438 | ISBN: 0521017858
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NHBS Price: £79.99 $98/€89 approx
Hardback | Sep 1993 | Edition: 2 | #20396 | ISBN: 0521430771
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Highlights the properties of minerals that are of interest to solid state chemists, physicists and earth and planetary scientists.

' ... useful as a textbook for advanced students, valuable reference work for all research workers ... ' Physikalische Berichte 'This second edition of a (now) classic text is as welcome as the first edition was novel ... the quality of Burns' work shines through all 550 or so pages ... an excellent read ... For geochemists the book will be required reading: it will appeal also to many inorganic chemists. For the many physicists it will be an excellent and well-thumbed reference book.' Contemporary Physics 'Specialists will appreciate the concise and precise presentation of the data, and the exhaustive bibliography.' European Journal of Minerals


1. Introduction; 2. Outline of crystal field theory; 3. Energy level diagrams and crystal field spectra of transition metal ions; 4. Measurements of absorption spectra of minerals; 5. Crystal field spectra of transition metal ions in minerals; 6. Crystal chemistry of transition metal-bearing minerals; 7. Thermodynamic properties; 8. Distribution of trace transition elements in the crust; 9. Optical specta at elevated temperatures and pressures: applications to the mantle; 10. Reflectance spectra: applications to remote sensing the compositions of planetary surfaces; 11. Covalent bonding of the transition elements; 12. Literature cited; Appendices; Subject index.

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