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American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is an interface to a crystal structure database that includes every structure published in the American Mineralogist, the Canadian Mineralogist, and the European Journal of Mineralogy. The ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Datasets and Tools:Datasets

Crystallographic Database for Minerals and Their Structural Analogues part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This searchable database, maintained by the Russian Foundation of Basic Research, includes 4785 entries (2365 unique mineral names). Each mineral can be searched by name, specification, crystal ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Crystal Chemistry, Crystallography
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets

Symmetries and Their Properties-Part 1: Rotational Symmetry part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a tutorial about the mathematical properties of rotations. There are four lessons, which include describing rotations, finding what doesn't change, relating rotations to symmetry, and ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography

Symmetries and Their Properties-Part 2: Reflections part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a tutorial about the mathematical properties of reflections. There are four lessons, which include describing reflections, relationships between reflections and symmetry (bilateral ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography

Advanced Mineralogy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site consists of the lecture notes for an advanced mineralogy course at the University of Colorado taught by J. R. Smyth. The topics covered include symmetry, point groups, space groups, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques, Mineral Analysis, Systematic Mineralogy:Ring Silicates, Chain Silicates, Sheet Silicates, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Systematic Mineralogy:Island Silicates, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry

Mineral Web part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides a 3-D display of mineral structures.
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Systematic Mineralogy
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Crystal hack' to predict h, k, l from 'c' as well as 'a' values for cubic and HCP binary alloy crystals from XRD data part of SERC Web Resource Collection

'Crystal hack' by Dr M Kanagasabapathy is used to predict h, k, l from 'c' as well as 'a' values for cubic and HCP binary alloy crystals from XRD data (2-Theta diffraction and wavelength of X-rays). ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools

Magnetite morphology and life on Mars part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This National Academy of Sciences scholarly paper discusses the strongest line of evidence for past life on Mars based on NASA's David McKay's original claims of finding nanofossils on the ALH84001 ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Life on Mars, Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Microscopy, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Geochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Biomineralogy, Mineral Analysis, Biology:Biogeochemistry, Astrobiology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Research Results

Crystal Lattice Structures part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This page, maintained by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, offers a concise index of common crystal lattice structures, including those from minerals and non-minerals. Several different graphical ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystal Chemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources

CrystalMaker part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This is the website to obtain demo and commerical versions of the program CrystalMaker, a program for building, displaying, and manipulating all kinds of crystal and molecular structures. The program ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography