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Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website from the American Geophysical Union outlines the theory and development behind laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS), an analytical technique which ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work:AGU Highlights, 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

External Symmetry of Crystals, 32 Crystal Classes part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a lecture by Dr. Stephen Nelson from Tulane University that explores the 32 possible combinations of symmetry operations that define the external symmetry of crystals. The lecture ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Axial Ratios, Parameters, Miller Indices part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a lecture about crystal structure from Dr. Stephen Nelson at Tulane University. Topics include axial ratios, intercepts of crystal faces (Weiss Parameters), determination of the Miller ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Crystal Form, Zones, Crystal Habit part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a lecture by Dr. Stephen Nelson from Tulane University that explores the use of the Miller Index notation to designate crystal forms. Topics include crystal forms, general and special ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Stereographic Projection of Crystal Faces part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site features a lecture by Dr. Stephen Nelson from Tulane University that explores a systematic way to define crystallographic angles. The lecture discusses crystallographic angles and gives an ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Crystallographic Calculations part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a lecture by Dr. Stephen Nelson from Tulane University that discusses crystallographic calculations. Topics include a review of Miller indices, axial ratios, angles corresponding to a ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

Twinning, Polymorphism, Polytypism, Pseudomorphism part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site is a lecture by Dr. Stephen Nelson from Tulane University that discusses the various nonstandard forms of crystal growth that are characteristic to some minerals. Topics include twinning ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystallography, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations

The Terrestrial Environment part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site provides an illustrated lecture from a geochemistry course offered by Dr. Scott Wood at the University of Idaho. Topics include crystal chemistry, ionic substitutions in crystals, ...
Subject: Mineralogy: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Oxidation/Reduction Reactions, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Mineralogy:Crystal Chemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Aqueous Solutions, Reaction Kinetics/Rates
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Activities:Problem Set, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes

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