Synopses & Reviews
Over the last 30 years, Dr. Nikita V. Chukanov has collected IR spectra of
"IR spectroscopy is very important in modern mineralogy, where it serves as both an excellent diagnostic tool and sensitive method for studying the intricate features of various substances including poor-crystalline solids. Though high-quality IR spectra can now be obtained using cheap, easily accessible instruments, the remaining problem was the lack of a comprehensive reference book or database with IR spectra of minerals based on reliable standards. As such, this book presents this long-awaited resource for specialists in mineralogy, crystal chemistry and inorganic materials." Igor V. Pekov, Moscow State University, Russia
This book details more than 3,000 IR spectra of more than 2,000 mineral species collected during last 30 years. It features full descriptions and analytical data of each sample for which IR spectrum was obtained.
About the Author
Dr. Nikita V. Chukanov is an world known expert in Infrared Spectroscopy applied on minerals. He discovered more than 130 new mineral species that are now approved by the IMA commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names. He also invented two original methods of IR spectroscopic analysis of materials and wrote more than 585 publications to date.
Table of Contents
The Application of IR Spectroscopy to the Investigation of Minerals.-
The Discrete Approach.- The Full-Profile Analysis.- Polymerization of coordination polyhedra and structure topology.- Hydrogen-bearing groups and hydrogen bonding.- Solid-solution series.- Force parameters of cations in silicates.- IR spectra of minerals and reference samples data.-
Borates, including sulfato-borates and arsenato-borates.- Carbides and carbonates.- Organic compounds and salts of organic acids.- Ammino-complexes, nitrates and sulfato-nitrates.- Oxides and hydroxides.- Fluorides.- Silicates.- Phosphates.- Sulfates, carbonato-sulfates, phosphato-sulfates and sulfides.- Chlorides.- Vanadates and vanadium oxides.- Chromates.- Arsenates, arsenites and sulfato-arsenates.- Selenites, molybdates, tellurites, tellurates, iodites, wolframates and wolfram oxides.