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Mineralogical Applications of Crystal Field Theory : Cambridge Topics in Mineral Physics and Chemistry - Roger G. Burns

Mineralogical Applications of Crystal Field Theory

Cambridge Topics in Mineral Physics and Chemistry

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The second edition of this classic book provides an updated look at crystal field theory - one of the simplest models of chemical bonding - and its applications. Crystal field theory provides a link between the visible region spectra and thermodynamic properties of numerous rock-forming minerals and gems that contain the elements iron, titanium, vanadium, chromium, manganese, cobalt, nickel or copper. These elements are major constituents of terrestrial planets and significantly influence their geochemical and geophysical properties. A unique perspective of the second edition is that it highlights the properties of minerals that make them compounds of interest to solid-state chemists and physicists as well as to all earth and planetary scientists. This book will be useful as a textbook for advanced students as well as a valuable reference work for all research workers interested in this subject.

' ... 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

Introduction
Outline of crystal field theory
Energy level diagrams and crystal field spectra of transition metal ions
Measurements of absorption spectra of minerals
Crystal field spectra of transition metal ions in minerals
Crystal chemistry of transition metal-bearing minerals
Thermodynamic properties
Distribution of trace transition elements in the crust
Optical specta at elevated temperatures and pressures: applications to the mantle
Reflectance spectra: applications to remote sensing the compositions of planetary surfaces
Covalent bonding of the transition elements
Literature cited
Appendices
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780521430777
ISBN-10: 0521430771
Series: Cambridge Topics in Mineral Physics and Chemistry
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 24th September 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.07
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised