Crystal Chemistry, Electronic Structures, and Spectra of Fe Sites in Clay Minerals: Applications to Photochemistry and Electron Transport

David M Sherman

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The electronic structures of Fe3+ and Fe3+-Fe2+ bearing clays and oxides are described with reference to SCF-Xα-SW molecular orbital calculations on FeO6, FeO4 and Fe2O10 clusters. The results are used to interpret the optical spectra of iron bearing clays and iron oxides and provide some insight onto the possible mechanisms of photochemical redox reactions associated with those minerals.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpectroscopic Characterization of Minerals and Their Surfaces
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9780841212718
ISBN (Print)9780841217164
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 1990

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
PublisherAmerical Chemical Society
ISSN (Print)0097-6156
ISSN (Electronic)1947-5918

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