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Biotite granite thin section, copyright 2001, Dexter Perkins.


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This site from, Nestor J. Zaluzec at Argonne National Laboratory, is a 77-page PDF document that uses photographs and diagrams to explain microcharacterization. The tutorial discusses the use of ...
Subject: 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

Web Course Notes and References, Transmission Electron Microscopy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the Electron Microscopy Outreach Program features a course devoted to transmission electron microscopy. The course is organized by chapters and covers the principles, design and ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Center for Microanalysis of Materials part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The Center for Microanalysis of Materials (CMM), is a user-friendly Department of Energy/Basic Energy Sciences User Facility that provides the analytical capabilities essential to today's materials ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:X-ray Techniques, Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Tools, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Introduction to EELS and EFTEM part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a 13-page PDF that describes the basic principles of electron energy loss spectrometry (EELS). Diagrams and illustrations discuss electron energy loss spectra, instruments, ionization ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Starting Page for Infrared Spectroscopy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is an extensive collection of useful links related to infrared spectroscopy. It features links to resources dealing with the basics of infrared, interpretation of infrared spectra, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Collection

What Is Thermal Emission Spectrometer (TES)? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from Arizona State University presents information about the Thermal Emission Spectrometer (TES) that was originally developed for use on the Mars Observer spacecraft. The TES is both an ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Infrared Spectroscopy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 38-page PDF document is a chapter from the Handbook of Instrumental Techniques for Analytical Chemistry. The chapter explains how infrared spectroscopy works (no comma) along with its general ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Infrared Spectroscopy for Drillhole Lithology and Mineralogy part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 5-page PDF file describes the use of infrared spectroscopy to identify mineral similarities and differences in drill core samples, quickly and without extensive sample preparation. According to ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work

Quantitative Geological Surface Processes Extracted From Infrared Spectroscopy and Remote Sensing part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This 17-page PDF document from Michael Ramsey at the University of Pittsburg explores some of the practical applications of Thermal Infrared (TIR) data in both the laboratory and remotely acquired ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis
Resource Type: 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