Series: Developments in Clay Science

The Developments in Clay Sciences series has been designed to provide a comprehensive source of detailed information on all aspects of clay research. The series aims to compile studies in all fields of clay science. Topics covered include the entire range of the discipline from geology, sedimentology, mineralogy, crystallography, geochemistry, chemistry, physics and colloid science to applications of clays in ceramics and all aspects of industrial, geotechnical, agricultural and environmental uses. For more information about the series or to submit a proposal, please contact the Series Editor or the Acquisitions Editor, Susan Dennis at

Most recent volume

Volume 8. Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy of the Cationic Clay Minerals

Published: 1st June 2017

Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy of the Cationic Clay Minerals is up to date overview of the use of these techniques in the study of cationic clay minerals. The methods include infrared spectroscopy covering Mid-IR, Near-IR, Far-IR and IR Emission spectroscopy, as well as FT-Raman spectroscopy and Raman microscopy. This book complements the short introductions to these techniques described succinctly in the original Handbook of Clay Science (Volumes 1 and 5B) but in far more depth. In a systematic way it covers the most important literature since the development and application of these techniques in clay science. No other book covers such a wide variety of spectroscopic techniques in a single volume for clay and soil scientists. In addition, some chapters will be of interest to scientists working on planetary geology, e.g. Mars, where some of the equipment either on the surface or orbiting is using spectroscopic methods to determine the soil chemistry/mineralogy of the planet under study.

Additional volumes

Volume 7. Nanosized Tubular Clay Minerals

Published: 13th June 2016

Volume 6. Natural and Engineered Clay Barriers

Published: 15th May 2015

Volume 5. Handbook of Clay Science

Published: 24th May 2013

Volume 4. Formation and Properties of Clay-Polymer Complexes

Published: 1st April 2012 Editors: B.K.G. Theng

Volume 3. Developments in Palygorskite-Sepiolite Research

Published: 28th July 2011

Volume 2. Applied Clay Mineralogy

Published: 14th December 2006 Editors: Haydn Murray

Volume 1. Handbook of Clay Science

Published: 10th May 2006 Editors: Faïza Bergaya B.K.G. Theng G. Lagaly