Special Issue "Vibrational (Infrared and Raman) Spectroscopy of Minerals"
A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X). This special issue belongs to the section "Crystallography and Physical Chemistry of Minerals & Nanominerals".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 December 2020).
Interests: Crystal Chemistry of Minerals; Infrared Spectroscopy of Minerals; New Mineral Species
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The history of the development of vibrational spectroscopy as a structural and analytical method covers the period from the end of the 19th century, when, for the first time, it was possible to connect the absorption of infrared radiation with the vibrations of atoms and their groups, to the present time. Vibrational (infrared and Raman) spectra are multi-parameter characteristics ,and in their diagnostic capabilities, are comparable to powder X-ray diffraction. In recent years, the diagnostic capabilities of vibrational spectroscopy methods have expanded because of the publication of extended reference books and the creation of databases covering thousands of mineral species. The advantages of these methods include the ability to work with small amounts of matter, to study the local symmetry of anionic groups, their orientation in the crystal structure, to identify various chemical groups (OH, H2O, NH4+, CO32–, PO43–, SiO44–, Si2O76–, silicon-oxygen chains, rings, etc.), to study isomorphic substitutions and ordering of mineral structures, to study the characteristics of hydrogen bonds, and to work with non-crystalline (amorphous and metamict) samples.
This Special Issue will focus on recent advances in the infrared and Raman spectroscopy of minerals, including the application of these methods to the investigation of local characteristics of crystal structures of minerals, analysis of microscopic inclusions, identification of mineral species and chemical groups in minerals, investigations in the areas of space mineralogy, environmental mineralogy, biomineralogy, gemmology, analysis of hydrogen in nominally anhydrous minerals, and the characterization of synthetic analogues of minerals.
Dr. Nikita V. Chukanov
Dr. Marina F. Vigasina
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- infrared spectroscopy
- Raman spectroscopy
- crystal chemistry
- local structures
- inclusions in minerals