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Spectra of Minerals and Rocks

  • Ravi Prakash Gupta

Abstract

As stated earlier, interactions of EM radiations with matter at atomic-molecular scale result in selective absorption, emission and reflection of EM energy packets, i.e. photons, which are best explained by the particle nature of light. These processes lead to a decrease or increase in the observed intensity of radiation at a particular wavelength and will be discussed in more detail, focussing attention on the spectral behaviour of minerals and rocks, in this chapter.

Keywords

Selective Reflection Solar Reflection Crystal Field Effect Spectral Response Curve Thermal Infrared Region 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ravi Prakash Gupta
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  1. 1.Department of Earth SciencesUniversity of RoorkeeRoorkeeIndia

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