Spectroscopy, Luminescence and Radiation Centers in Minerals

  • Arnold S. Marfunin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
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    Pages 38-75
  3. Arnold S. Marfunin
    Pages 76-118
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  5. Arnold S. Marfunin
    Pages 223-241
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 304-352

About this book


The development of mineralogy, the evolutionary changes in compre­ hending the mineral substance of the earth are closely associated with the progress of research methods. Over a space of more than two and half centuries, from the goniometry of the mineral crystals to microscopic petrography and optical mineralogy, to crystal structure determinations, electron micros­ copy and electron diffraction and finally investigations into their electri­ cal, magnetic and mechanical properties, all this has led to the formation of the existing system of mineralogy, its notions, theories and to a proper description of minerals. However, no matter how great the variety of methods employed in mineralogy, they all come to a few aspects of substance characteristics. These are methods of determining the composition, structure and proper­ ties of the minerals. Thus the X-ray micro analyzer, the atom-absorption, neutron-activation, chromatographic and other analyses open up new opportunities for determining nothing else but the elementary com­ position of minerals.


Gitterfehler Lumineszenz Mineral Radiation Spektroskopie Thermolumineszenz spectroscopy

Authors and affiliations

  • Arnold S. Marfunin
    • 1
  1. 1.IGEM Academy of SciencesMoscowUSSR

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-67114-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-67112-8
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