The Stability of Minerals / Edition 1

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This volume addresses the fundamental factors that underlie our understanding of mineral behaviour and crystal chemistry - a timely topic given current advances in research into the complex behaviour of solids and supercomputing.

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'Overall, this is an excellent volume... The real strength of [it] is that in a single volume it provides a convenient and wide-ranging summary of current developments in mineral energetics, from crystal chemistry to petrological applications. As such, it is to be warmly recommended for all Earth Science libraries.'
Mineralogical Magazine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780412441509
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 10/31/1992
  • Series: Mineralogical Society Series, #3
  • Edition description: 1992
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 1,125,595
  • Product dimensions: 0.94 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. The stability of minerals: an introduction - N L Ross and G D Price; Bond topology, bond valence and structure stability - F C Hawthorne; Electronic paradoxes in the structures of minerals - J K Burdett; Lattice vibration and mineral stability - N L Ross; Thermodynamics of phase transitions in minerals: a macroscopic approach - M A Carpenter; The stability of modulated structures - J D C McConnell; Thermochemistry of tetrahedrite-tennanite fahlores - R O Sack; Thermodynamic data for minerals: a critical assessment - M Engi; The stability of clays - B Velde
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