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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

An Introduction to the Scope, Potential and Applications of X-ray Analysis part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from Michael Laing at the University of Natal provides an introduction to X-ray crystallography and the applications of various techniques. A discussion of basic crystallography leads into ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Geology Online Laboratory Manual part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The 16 labs in this manual cover specific subjects from a range of topics including mineralogy, sedimentology, litho- and biostratigraphy, vertebrate and invertebrate paleontology, relative dating, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Metamorphic Rocks, Igneous Rocks, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Sedimentary Textures , Stratigraphy:Lithostratigraphy, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Depositional environments, Stratigraphy:Biostratigraphy, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Sedimentary Geology:Weathering, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Physical Properties
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity, Course Information:Course Site

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

Geology of Jewel Cave part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This National Park Service site provides an introduction to the Black Hill's Jewel Cave. The site describes the unique geologic history of the Black Hills, the formation of speleothems as well as ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology
Resource Type: 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

About Imaging Spectroscopy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This document from the USGS describes imaging spectroscopy and what it takes to utilize the data. The possibilities as well as the limits of imaging spectroscopy are explored. The site presents basic ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

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

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