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Title Highlights in mineralogical crystallography / Thomas Armbruster, Rosa Micaela Danisi (eds.)
Published Berlin ; Boston : Walter de Gruyter GmbH, [2016]
©2015
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Contents The power of databases: the RRUFF project / Barbara Lafuente, R.T. Downs, H. Yang, and N. Stone -- Structural complexity of minerals and mineral parageneses: information and its evolution in the mineral world / Sergey V. Krivovichev -- Ab initio simulations of mineral surfaces: recent advances in numerical methods and selected applications / Sergey V. Churakov -- Natural quasicrystals: a new frontier in mineralogy and its impact on our understanding of matter and the origin of the solar system / Luca Bindi and Paul J. Steinhardt -- Ringwoodite: its importance in earth sciences / Fabrizio Nestola -- Investigation of bio-related minerals by electron-diffraction tomography: vaterite, dental hydroxyapatite, and crystalline nanorods in sponge primmorphs -- Mayenite Ca₁₂Al₁₄O₃₂[X²⁻]: from minerals to the first stable electride crystals / Frank Gfeller
Summary ""Highlights in Mineralogical Crystallography" presents a collection of review articles with the common topic: structural properties of minerals and synthetic analogues. It is a valuable resource for mineralogists, materials scientists, crystallographers, and earth scientists. This book includes: An introduction to the RRUFF database for structural, spectroscopic, and chemical mineral identification. A systematic evaluation of structural complexity of minerals. ab initio computer modelling of mineral surfaces. Natural quasicrystals of meteoritic origin. The potential role of terrestrial ringwoodite on the water content of the Earth's mantle. Structural characterization of nanocrystalline bio-related minerals by electron-diffraction tomography. The uniqueness of mayenite-type compounds as minerals and high-tech ceramics"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Crystallography.
Mineralogy.
Minerals -- Analysis.
Form Electronic book
Author Armbruster, Thomas, 1950- editor
Danisi, Rosa Micaela, editor
LC no. 2016012421
ISBN 3110417049
3110417219 (electronic bk.)
9783110417043
9783110417210 (electronic bk.)