Spectroscopy of Minerals
9 units (3-0-6) |
Prerequisites: Ge 114 a, Ch 21 ab, or instructor's permission.
An overview of the interaction of minerals with electromagnetic radiation from gamma rays to microwaves. Particular emphasis is placed on visible, infrared, Raman, and Mössbauer spectroscopies as applied to mineralogical problems such as phase identification, chemical analysis, site populations, and origin of color and pleochroism. Given in alternate years; offered 2020-21.
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