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Crystal Identification with the Polarizing Microscope

Handbook / Manual

By: Richard E Stobier and Stearns A Morse

358 pages, Illus, figs, tabs

Chapman & Hall

Paperback | Dec 1994 | #32132 | ISBN: 0412048310
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Hardback | Dec 1994 | #32988 | ISBN: 0412048213
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Reviews optical theory and methodology, with an emphasis on dispersion methods. The contents are unique in covering asbestos identification and in including optical methods developed by Morse.


Crystal identification and optical principles; Equipment and preparation of materials; The immersion method; Isotropic crystal identification; Phase relationships and interference; Anisotropic crystals; Uniaxial crystal optics; Uniaxial interference figures; Identification of uniaxial crystals; Biaxial crystal optics; Biaxial interference figures; Identification of biaxial crystals; Crystallographic relations of biaxial crystals; Optic orientation in stereo; Special orientation methods; Use of the dispersion method; Crystal identification practicum; Appendix A: Optical properties of common rock-forming minerals; Appendix B: Identification of fibrous asbestos.

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