EMU Notes Volume 1


Preface of the editor (S. MERLINO)

Chapter 1. OD theory: fundamentals and application

Fundamentals of the OD theory (S. DUROVIC)
OD approach in minerals: examples and applications (ST. MERLINO)

Chapter 2. Modular aspects of layer silicates

Theoretical deviation and identification of possible two-layer lizardite polytypes (I. DÓDONY)
Crystallography of mica polytypes (M. NESPOLO, H. TAKEDA, G. FERRARIS)
Equilibrium and kinetic processes for polytype and polysome generation (A. BARONETT)
Mixed layer minerals (V.A. DRITS)

Chapter 3. Modular aspects of sulfides and sulfosalts

Modular structures in sulfides: sphalerite / wurtzite- pyrite / marcasite- and pyrrhotite-type minerals (M. PÓSFAI, P.R. BUSECK)
Modular and crystal chemistry of sulfosalts and other complex sulfides (E. MAKOVICKY)

Chapter 4. Polysomatic approach in minerals: examples and applications

Polysomatism as a tool for correlating properties and structure (G. FERRARIS)
Polysomatic approach in the crystal chemical study of minerals (S. MERLINO, M. PASERO)

Chapter 5. Different approaches to modularity

Modular analysis of crystal structures (B.B. ZVYAGIN)
Structural aspects of oxide and oxysalt minerals (F.C. HAWTHORNE)

Attached to all chapters is an extended list of references

Name and subject index


Here is a review on the book
by Dr. Massimo Nespolo
National Institute for Research in Inorganic Materials
1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki 305-0044, Japan

“On December of the last year, organized by the European Mineralogical Union (EMU), under the direction of Prof. Stefano Merlino (University of Pisa) the “1st EMU School and Symposium” has been held in Budapest. With the title “Modular Aspects of Minerals”, the basic concepts and the mineralogical applications of the phenomena of polytypism and polysomatism have been explained in detail by 12 lecturers, and a large number of specialists gathered from 18 countries. The lecturers wrote in advanced the contents of their talks. These have been referred by Prof. Merlino and published in a volume with the title “Modular Aspects of Minerals”, already available at the beginning of the School, which is the first volume of the new series “EMU Notes in Mineralogy”. 13 papers divided into 5 chapters explain the basis and describe new approaches about OD structures (Durovic, Merlino), polytypism and mixed layer minerals in phyllosilicates (Dódony; Nespolo, Takeda & Ferraris; Baronnet; Drits); polysomatism (Ferraris; Merlino & Pasero); sulphides and sulphosalts (Pósfai & Buseck; Makovicky); different approaches to modularity (Makovicky; Zvyagin; Hawthorne). Special emphasis is put on modular structures of minerals and inorganic materials. In one volume the basic principles and concrete examples of modular structure of crystalline minerals have been collected, which were dispersed and written in several languages. It can be said that it is the first time in which these aspects have been systematically described. This volume is very reach in references and is extremely useful for both mineralogists and crystallographers, either as a consultation text or as a starting point for new researches. Composed by 448 pages, this volume has been realised by the  Eötvös University Press, Budapest, Hungary