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Transmission Electron Microscopy of Minerals and Rocks : Problems in the Behavioural Sciences - Alex C. McLaren

Transmission Electron Microscopy of Minerals and Rocks

Problems in the Behavioural Sciences

Hardcover Published: 26th April 1991
ISBN: 9780521350983
Number Of Pages: 400

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Of the many techniques that have been applied to the study of crystal defects, none has contributed more to our understanding of their nature and influence on the physical and chemical properties of crystalline materials than transmission electron microscopy (TEM). TEM is now used extensively by an increasing number of earth scientists for direct observation of defect microstructures in minerals and rocks. Transmission Electron Microscopy of Rocks and Minerals is an introduction to the principles of the technique and is the only book to date on the subject written specifically for geologists and mineralogists. The first part of the book deals with the essential physics of the transmission electron microscope and presents the basic theoretical background required for the interpretation of images and electron diffraction patterns. These explanations require mathematics, but nothing more advanced than elementary differential and integral calculus is used. A knowledge of elementary crystallography is assumed, and some familiarity with optics and electromagnetic theory is helpful but not essential. The final chapters are concerned with specific applications of TEM in mineralogy and deal with such topics as planar defects, intergrowths, radiation-induced defects, dislocations and deformation-induced microstructures. The examples cover a wide range of rock-forming minerals from crustal rocks to those in the lower mantle, and also take into account the role of defects in important mineralogical and geological processes.

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"...a welcome addition to the literature...is suitably authoritative and comprehensive...a very fine book, with many unique and worth-while features...will prove to be invaluable to any worker in the field, and should be in every Earth Science library." David Price, Geological Magazine

Principles of image formation by a lens
The transmission electron microscope
Kinematical theory of electron diffraction
Dynamical theory of electron diffraction
The observation of crystal defects
High-resolution transmission electron microscopy
Chemical analysis in the transmission electron microscope
Mineralogical applications of TEM - I: defects and microstructures in undeformed specimens
Mineralogical applications of TEM - II: dislocations and microstructures associated with deformation
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ISBN: 9780521350983
ISBN-10: 0521350980
Series: Problems in the Behavioural Sciences
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 26th April 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.75  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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