Clays / Edition 1

Clays / Edition 1

by Alain Meunier
     
 

ISBN-10: 3540216677

ISBN-13: 9783540216674

Pub. Date: 05/24/2005

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

This monograph presents the fundamentals of the mineralogy and geology of clays. The chemical or isotopic composition and the crystalline structure of clays is based on some relatively simple laws. Abundant illustrations help to understand the subject and can be used in courses. The organization of the book follows a logical structure. From the representation of

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This monograph presents the fundamentals of the mineralogy and geology of clays. The chemical or isotopic composition and the crystalline structure of clays is based on some relatively simple laws. Abundant illustrations help to understand the subject and can be used in courses. The organization of the book follows a logical structure. From the representation of the structure of minerals, the determination of their crystalline state by using X-ray diffractometer measurements (and other techniques) the thermodynamic and kinematic conditions of their formation is reconstructed. Then the genesis and alteration of the clays at their natural occurrences is discussed. In the last chapter it is stressed that clay minerals can form in variety of different environments: meteorites, lavas, subduction zones for example. The book is aimed for graduate students and scientists (geologists, geographers, engineers, environmental and soil scientists) who want to get a comprehensive introduction in the topic.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540216674
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
05/24/2005
Edition description:
2005
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

1Crystal structure - species - crystallisation1
2Crystal chemistry of clay minerals61
3Energy balances : thermodynamics - kinetics107
4Isotopic composition of clay minerals153
5Surface properties - behaviour rules - microtextures191
6Clays in soils and weathered rocks231
7Clays in sedimentary environments295
8Diagenesis and very low-grade metamorphism329
9Hydrothermal process - thermal metamorphism379
10Clays under extreme conditions417

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