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About this book
About this book
Highlights the properties of minerals that are of interest to solid state chemists, physicists and earth and planetary scientists.
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.
480 pages, 10 tabs, 125 illus
' ... 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