Probing the Earth: spectroscopic methods applied to mineralogy
Probing the Earth: spectroscopic methods applied to mineralogy
Editor(s): Etienne Balan, Giovanni B. Andreozzi, Boriana Mihailova, Francesco Di Benedetto, Yan Yang, and Michael Jollands

Spectroscopic methods are a cornerstone of mineral studies. These methods have the capability to acquire information at multiple scales from atoms to molecules to chemical bonds, as well as to elucidate crystal structures, physical properties, and more.

This special issue addresses all aspects of the geosciences that focus on the investigation of mineralogical issues using the wide array of spectroscopic approaches. Such approaches include, but are not limited to, UV–Vis, IR, Raman, XAS, Mössbauer, EPR, NMR, MS, LIBS, Brillouin, and synchrotron-based spectroscopies as well as in situ and remote sensing spectroscopies. Contributions from investigations that involve other spectroscopic methods are also encouraged.

Spectroscopic research from all aspects of mineral sciences will be considered, including studies focused on sedimentary, metamorphic, plutonic, and deep Earth minerals, as well as applications to environmental issues, cultural heritage, gemology, soil science, planetary materials, meteorites, and more.

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19 Oct 2023
Vibrational properties of OH groups associated with divalent cations in corundum (α-Al2O3)
Michael C. Jollands, Shiyun Jin, Martial Curti, Maxime Guillaumet, Keevin Béneut, Paola Giura, and Etienne Balan
Eur. J. Mineral., 35, 873–890,,, 2023
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16 Feb 2023
Effect of Fe–Fe interactions and X-site vacancy ordering on the OH-stretching spectrum of foitite
Etienne Balan, Guillaume Radtke, Chloé Fourdrin, Lorenzo Paulatto, Heinrich A. Horn, and Yves Fuchs
Eur. J. Mineral., 35, 105–116,,, 2023
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14 Dec 2022
Iron oxidation state in serpentines and magnesian chlorites of subduction-related rocks
Bruno Reynard, Clémentine Fellah, and Catherine McCammon
Eur. J. Mineral., 34, 645–656,,, 2022
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