© 1976

Electron Microscopy in Mineralogy

  • H.-R. Wenk

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-3
    2. H.-R. Wenk
      Pages 4-16
  3. Contrast

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. O. Van der Biest, G. Thomas
      Pages 18-51
    3. S. Amelinckx, J. Van Landuyt
      Pages 68-112
    4. J. M. Cowley, S. Iijima
      Pages 123-136
  4. Experimental Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. N. J. Tighe
      Pages 144-172
  5. Exsolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. P. E. Champness, G. W. Lorimer
      Pages 174-204
    3. M. Park, T. E. Mitchell, A. H. Heuer
      Pages 205-208
    4. N. J. Tighe, P. R. Swann
      Pages 209-213
    5. J. S. Lally, A. H. Heuer, G. L. Nord Jr.
      Pages 214-219
    6. G. L. Nord Jr., A. H. Heuer, J. S. Lally
      Pages 220-227
    7. P. E. Champness, P. A. Copley
      Pages 228-233
    8. D. L. Kohlstedt, J. B. Vander Sande
      Pages 234-237

About this book


During the last five years transmission electron microscopy (TEM) has added numerous important new data to mineralogy and has considerably changed its outlook. This is partly due to the fact that metallurgists and crystal physicists­ having solved most of the structural and crystallographic problems in metals­ have begun to show a widening interest in the much more complicated structures of minerals, and partly to recent progress in experimental techniques, mainly the availability of ion-thinning devices. While electron microscopists have become increasingly interested in minerals (judging from special symposia at recent meetings such as Fifth European Congress on Electron microscopy, Man­ chester 1972; Eight International Congress on Electron Microscopy, Canberra 1974) mineralogists have realized advantages of the new technique and applied it with increasing frequency. In an effort to coordinate the growing quantity of research, electron microscopy sessions have been included in meetings of mineralogists (e. g. Geological Society of America, Minneapolis, 1972, American Crystallographic Association, Berkeley, 1974). The tremendous response for the TEM symposium which H. -R. Wenk and G. Thomas organized at the Berkeley Conference of the American Crystallographic Association formed the basis for this book. It appeared useful at this stage to summarize the achievements of electron microscopy, scattered in many different journals in several different fields and present them to mineralogists. A group of participants as the Berkeley symposium formed an Editorial Committee and outlined the content of this book.


Elektronenmikroskopie Mineralogie crystal crystallography electron microscope electron microscopy mineralogy transmission electron microscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • H.-R. Wenk
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Geology and GeophysicsUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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