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(Section Headings): Structure of Mineral Surfaces. Electronic Structure of Mineral Surfaces. Application of X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy for Surface Complexation Modeling of Metal Ion Sorption. Surface-Controlled Dissolution and Growth of Minerals. Geochemical Applications of Mineral Surface Science. Index.
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Patrick V. Brady