Cambridge Topics in Mineral Physics and Chemistry: Mineralogical Applications of Crystal Field Theory Series Number 5 (Hardback)
  • Cambridge Topics in Mineral Physics and Chemistry: Mineralogical Applications of Crystal Field Theory Series Number 5 (Hardback)
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Cambridge Topics in Mineral Physics and Chemistry: Mineralogical Applications of Crystal Field Theory Series Number 5 (Hardback)

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Hardback 576 Pages / Published: 16/09/1993
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The second edition of this classic book provides an updated look at crystal field theory - one of the simplest models of chemical bonding - and its applications. Crystal field theory provides a link between the visible region spectra and thermodynamic properties of numerous rock-forming minerals and gems that contain the elements iron, titanium, vanadium, chromium, manganese, cobalt, nickel or copper. These elements are major constituents of terrestrial planets and significantly influence their geochemical and geophysical properties. A unique perspective of the second edition is that it highlights the properties of minerals that make them compounds of interest to solid-state chemists and physicists as well as to all earth and planetary scientists. This book will be useful as a textbook for advanced students as well as a valuable reference work for all research workers interested in this subject.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521430777
Number of pages: 576
Weight: 1068 g
Dimensions: 236 x 156 x 31 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
' ... useful as a textbook for advanced students, valuable reference work for all research workers ... ' Physikalische Berichte
'This second edition of a (now) classic text is as welcome as the first edition was novel ... the quality of Burns' work shines through all 550 or so pages ... an excellent read ... For geochemists the book will be required reading: it will appeal also to many inorganic chemists. For the many physicists it will be an excellent and well-thumbed reference book.' Contemporary Physics
'Specialists will appreciate the concise and precise presentation of the data, and the exhaustive bibliography.' European Journal of Minerals
"...provides an updated look at crystal field theory and its applications...will serve as a useful text for graduate students and as a valuable reference for all research workers interested in the crystal chemistry, spectroscopy, and geochemistry of minerals containing the transition elements." Michael D. McCormack, Geophysics
"This greatly expanded second edition is a welcome addition to the first, which pioneered the application of crystal field theory to geology...a very successful update that includes the most recent data along with fresh interpretations and new applications. References are extensively expanded...A number of new figures and tables have been added along with eight appendixes summarizing transition metal properties and related data. An invaluable reference for physical scientists." M.E. McCca llum, Choice
"...well-written, and quite readable...provides an ample outline of crystal field theory. Good forward-referencing is a strong point, as are the chapter summaries... given its breadth and its application to all fields supported by the MAC, any reader of The Canadian Mineralogist should find it interesting." T. Scott Ercit, The Canadian Mineralogist
"This book is a beautifully written summary of the life work of the author and the contributions of many others over a period spanning four decades....I found this book to be comprehensive, enlightening, informative, and a delight to read." James W. Downs, Pergammon

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