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The structure of the micas and related minerals

Pauling, Linus (1930) The structure of the micas and related minerals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 16 (2). pp. 123-129. ISSN 0027-8424.

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With the aid of the general principles(1) governing the structures of complex ionic crystals I have formulated a structure for talc, pyrophillite, the micas, and the brittle micas which is substantiated by the x-ray examination of the minerals, explains their remarkable physical properties, and leads to a general chemical formula unifying the widely varying analyses reported for different specimens. This structure is described in the following paragraphs.

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Additional Information:Copyright © 1930 by the National Academy of Sciences. Communicated January 16, 1930. I wish to acknowledge the assistance of Mr. J. Sherman in the preparation and analysis of the x-ray photographs. A further account of the x-ray investigation of these minerals and a comparison of the suggested general formulas with the reported chemical analyses will be published in the Zeitschrift fuir Kristallographie.
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:18 Jan 2006
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