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The Stability of Minerals

Series: The Mineralogical Society Series

Edited By: GD Price and NL Ross

384 pages, Line/tone illus

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1992 | #14495 | ISBN: 0412441500
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About this book

This volume addresses the fundamental factors that underlie our understanding of mineral behaviour and crystal chemistry - a timely topic given current advances in research into the complex behaviour of solids and supercomputing.

'Overall, this is an excellent volume... The real strength of [it] is that in a single volume it provides a convenient and wide-ranging summary of current developments in mineral energetics, from crystal chemistry to petrological applications. As such, it is to be warmly recommended for all Earth Science libraries.' Mineralogical Magazine


Contents

The stability of minerals - an introduction, Nancy Ross and Geoffrey Price; bond topology, bond valence and structure stability, Frank Hawthorne; electronic paradoxes in the structures of minerals, Jeremy Burdett; lattice variation and mineral stability, Nancy Ross; thermodynamics of phase transitions in minerals - a macroscopic approach, Michael Carpenter; the stability of modulated structures, J.D.C. McConnell; thermochemistry of tetrahedrite-tennanite fahlores, Richard Sack; thermodynamic data for minerals - a critical account, Martin Engi; the stability of clays, Bruce Velde.

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