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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

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

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

Microscopy: From Ants to Atoms part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 34-page PDF from Nestor Zaluzec at the Argonne National Laboratory features a comparison of different microscopy methods, including scanning electron, transmission electron, and optical ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Optical Mineralogy, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques, Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

X-Ray Crystallography part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from Tulane University consists of an introductory lecture by Dr. Stephen Nelson on X-ray crystallography as it is used in mineral identification. Topics include X-rays and the production ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques, Crystallography
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

What is X-ray Crystallography? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site, maintained by the University of Bristol, contains a short explanation of X-ray crystallography. Topics covered include a definition of X-ray crystallography, an example of its ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

X-Ray Crystallography part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This resource from Dr. Terry Frey at San Diego State University is an abbreviated introduction to crystallography and x-ray diffraction. Topics include an overview, crystal growth, crystal classes ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, X-ray Techniques
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

X-Ray Flourescence Analysis of an Obsidian Biface from the Fort Hill Site, Highland County, Ohio part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 15-page PDF describes the trace element abundance method used to analyze an obsidian artifact found at the Hopewell site in Ohio. The article also details the geochemical signature of the ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques, Geography:Human/Cultural, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results

Growing Crystals that Will Make Your Crystallographer Happy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web site is geared toward graduate students and other researchers wanting to grow crystals suitable for X-ray structure determinations. Numerous techniques of growing crystals are discussed and ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, X-ray Techniques
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity

Introduction to X-ray Diffraction part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is intended as a brief introduction to some of the common x-ray diffraction techniques used in materials characterization. It is designed for people who are novices in this field but are ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

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