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Optical Absorption Spectroscopy

Langer, K. and Platonov, A. N. and Rossman, G. R. (1996) Optical Absorption Spectroscopy. In: Methods and Instrumentations: Results and Recent Developments. Advanced Mineralogy. No.2. Springer-Verlag , Berlin, pp. 109-123. ISBN 9783540572541.

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Optical absorption spectroscopy is an effective method to investigate the local atomic and electronic structure of minerals. Whereas diffraction methods average a volume of several thousands of Å^3 in a mineral structure, optical spectroscopy may elucidate the structural and electronic properties of local polyhederal centers and thus forms a valuable addition to the diffraction methods. Optical absorption spectra of minerals result from the interaction with electromagnetic radiation in the energy range of 40 000 cm^(-1) to 4000 cm^(-1) corresponding to the wavelength range of 250 nm to 2500 nm. Recent reviews of this field have been presented (Burns 1970; Platonov 1976; Marfunin 1979; Nassau 1983; Langer 1984, 1988; Berry and Vaughan, 1985; Rossman 1988; and Vaughan 1990).

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Official Citation:Langer K, Platonov AN, Rossman GR (1996) Optical Absorption Spectroscopy. In: A.S. Marfunin, ed., Advanced Mineralogy, Springer-Verlag, NY, vol. 2. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
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