Summary and Info
Now in its second, completely revised and extended edition, this book brings together in one, compact volume all aspects of the information available. It presents a coherent, up to date account of the properties, reactions and mechanisms of formation of these compounds. In addition, there are chapters dealing with iron oxides in rocks and soils, as biominerals and as corrosion products together with methods of synthesis and the numerous applications of these compounds as well as their role in the environment. The expert authors include much recent data from their own laboratories and indicate opportunities for further research.Special features are the electron micrographs and color plates together with the many different spectra used to illustrate properties and aspects of behavior. Numerous tables and graphs enable trends and relationships to be seen at a glance. The whole is rounded off by an extensive bibliography.An essential volume in industry and to all researchers who, whatever their background and level of experience, are interested in this rapidly expanding field.