Clay Mineralogy: Spectroscopic and Chemical Determinative Methods / Edition 1

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This book, edited by one of the most prominent and respected authorities in the field, looks at advanced techniques which are gradually developing into routine methods: the spectroscopic and chemical methods.

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Reviews the application of chemical and spectroscopic methods to the characterization of clay minerals and materials in a way which requires little prior knowledge other than an understanding of what clay minerals are. Infrared, Mossbauer, electron paramagnetic and nuclear magnetic resonance, x-ray photo-electron and x-ray fluorescence spectroscopies are discussed in detail and useful information on standard chemical techniques, especially as applied to poorly ordered materials, is also included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Strikes a reasonable balance between spectroscopic concepts and analytical practice while providing a compendium of research findings specific to clay mineralogy...useful to veteran scientists as well as those seeking an introduction to certain aspects of clay science - Journal of Environmental Quality; The book is likely to prove a useful reference for those interested in clays and related mineralogical applications...this book is a useful and timely reference work - Journal of the Russell Society; An excellent book selection of a technique. It should feature on the shelf of every clay scientist. It can also be used for course work at the graduate level - Geoscientist; ...concisely, yet clearly written and is easy to read. I am sure it fulfils expectations of students and scientists wanting to use spectroscopic methods in clay research. - Geologica Carpathica - Clays.; ...for those seriously interested in clay minerals it will prove to be of great use. - Geological Magazine; ..particularly useful for those who are familiar with the problems of investigating clay minerals, but need a fresh review on appropriate spectroscopic or chemical analytical methods. This book is very well organised, and the quality of printing is excellent...institutional libraries ought to have one on hand. - The Canadian Mineralogist; ...of great value. It provides in one volume a good compilation of basic information that would otherwise be available only from a variety of different sources...I am sure that it will soon be on the shelves of many libraries and part of the book collections of clay mineralogists and soil scientists. - Mineralogical Magazine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780412533808
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 3/31/1994
  • Edition description: 1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 367
  • Product dimensions: 0.94 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Molecular spectroscopy: introduction and general principles. Infrared methods. Mossbauer spectroscopy. Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Electron paramagnetic resonance spectroscopy. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy and microanalysis. Chemical analysis. Characterisation of poorly ordered minerals by selective chemical methods. References. Index.
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