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The mineralogical system; 2D projections and their potential in mineral identification

Milan Rieder
The mineralogical system; 2D projections and their potential in mineral identification
European Journal of Mineralogy (December 2014) 26 (6): 703-710

Abstract

All minerals in the mineralogical system can be projected onto a plane using four pairs of functions: each pair consists of the InfEnt function and one of four Qual functions. InfEnt is the information entropy (a function of the stoichiometry of a mineral formula), and Qual_1 ... Qual_4 are different but related functions of the atomic numbers of the elements present. The InfEnt vs. Qual plots for mineral groups or for the whole system offer a new insight into the behavior of chemical elements in minerals. They also permit plotting of scalar physical properties as a third dimension. The InfEnt and Qual data for 4872 mineral end-members are stored in a file that can be searched and used to identify unidentified or new mineral phases.


ISSN: 0935-1221
EISSN: 1617-4011
Serial Title: European Journal of Mineralogy
Serial Volume: 26
Serial Issue: 6
Title: The mineralogical system; 2D projections and their potential in mineral identification
Author(s): Rieder, Milan
Affiliation: VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, Nanotechnology Centre, Ostrava, Czech Republic
Pages: 703-710
Published: 201412
Text Language: English
Publisher: Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (Naegele u. Obermiller), Stuttgart, Germany
References: 14
Accession Number: 2015-007556
Categories: General mineralogy
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 2 tables
Country of Publication: Germany
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201504
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