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Biotite granite thin section, copyright 2001, Dexter Perkins.


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High Pressure X-Ray Crystallography with the Diamond Cell at NIST/NBS part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 32-page pdf from the Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology details the invention of the diamond anvil cell and the ruby fluorescence technique, which are used ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

The Scanning Tunneling Microscope part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the Physics Department at Davidson College presents an overview of the scanning tunneling microscope (STM) as well as the results of an experiment conducted by the authors. They ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Cerritos College Earth Science On-Line Tutorial Center part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site feature on-line tutorials on a variety of topics including earth materials, earth processes, landform identification, topographic map reviews, earth science math review and more. Students ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Mineralogy, Tectonics, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Geology:Structural Geology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Spectrophotometer Simulation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from Davidson College features an applet that models the emission of photons by a lamp, the absorption of those photons by a solute in a sample solution, and the detection of the photons by ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Computer Applications

Paul Edwards's tutorial on scanning electron microscopy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the University of Durham features descriptions of various scanning electron microscopy methods such as primary and secondary electron imaging, energy-dispersive analysis of X-rays, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques, Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Pedagogic Resources:Overview/Summary

Scanning Electron Microscope part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the Museum of Science features an introduction to scanning electron microscopy and is suitable for high school or introductory college audiences. It includes resources for teachers, an ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Welcome to the World of Scanning Electron Microscopy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the Iowa State Materials Science and Engineering Department features information about the scanning electron microscope (SEM). The site includes three versions of a tutorial about how ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Liquid Water on Mars: The Story from Meteorites part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Martian Meteorites, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Water/Ice, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Martian Meteorites Record Surface Temperatures on Mars part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from Planetary Science Research Discoveries at the University of Hawaii uses recent research on using the ages of Martian meteorites to explore the history of surface temperature on Mars. ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Atmosphere/Climate, Martian Meteorites, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Meteorites from Mars, Rocks from Canada part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the University of Hawaii's Planetary Science Research Discoveries compares rocks from Theo's flow, an unusually thick lava flow in Ontario, to nakhlites, meteorites from Mars. The ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Martian Meteorites, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology, Igneous Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars, Mars:Volcanology/Petrology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

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