Study of Minerals by Molecular Spectroscopy

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 (27 September 2022) | Viewed by 642

Special Issue Editors

Faculty of Drilling, Oil and Gas, AGH University of Science and Technology, Al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Kraków, Poland
Interests: material characterization; spectroscopy; nuclear magnetic resonance; infrared spectroscopy; Raman spectroscopy; Raman optical activity; UV-Vis spectroscopy; quantum-chemical calculations
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Department of Rural Building, Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Land Surveying, University of Agriculture in Krakow, al. Mickiewicza 24/28, 30-059 Kraków, Poland
Interests: mineralogy; geochemistry; crystal chemistry of apatites; material analysis; immobilization of heavy metals
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Molecular spectroscopy techniques such as infrared spectroscopy (IR), Raman spectroscopy (RS), ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy (UV-Vis), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), and electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) are powerful experimental methods for studying the molecular structure of chemical compounds in different physical states. Therefore, these techniques are used in many fields of science for mineral research on the chemical structure of minerals, their interaction with the environment in which they are placed, and the natural processes they undergo.

The field of spectroscopic techniques is in a constant state of development. New opportunities arise not only through the development of new instruments and techniques such as spectroscopic imaging, but also through new methods of spectral data analysis.

On the other hand, quantum-chemical calculations—in particular, density functional theory (DFT) calculations—have become popular and are now routinely used for the prediction of the spectral properties of materials such as minerals.

The aim of this Special Issue on "Study of minerals by molecular spectroscopy" is to underline the usefulness of various techniques of molecular spectroscopy—in particular, new methodologies—and the computational modeling of molecular spectra to characterize the fundamental properties of minerals and elucidate the results of laboratory experiments and industrial or natural processes. Both experimental and experimental–theoretical works are welcomed for publication in this Issue.

Dr. Katarzyna Chruszcz-Lipska
Dr. Urszula Solecka
Guest Editors

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  • minerals
  • mineralogy
  • geochemistry
  • infrared spectroscopy (IR)
  • Raman spectroscopy (RS)
  • ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy (UV-Vis)
  • nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)
  • electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR)
  • theoretical modeling of the spectral properties of minerals

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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