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JMS, Vol. 49, No. 5, 2013


V. N. Oparin, O. M. Usoltseva, V. N. Semenov, and P. A. Tsoi

The comprehensive experimental studies into the change in the stressstrain state of rock specimens subjected to uniaxial loading until failure, using the automated digital speckle photography analysis shows that when the stress reaches 50% of the limit strength of the specimens, low-frequency micro-deformation processes begin in the specimens under slow (quasi-static) stiff loading. The amplitude of the deformation-wave processes depends on the level of the pre-set macro-loading. Wave packets are plotted for averaged microstrains obtained in sandstone and marble specimens under uniaxial compression. Fourier transforms are used to define the amplitudefrequency characteristics of four micro-deformation stages: elastic, nonlinearly elastic, post-peak and residual strength stages. Elastic oscillations with frequency 0.54 Hz appear at the pre-failure stage and continue at the post-peak loading stage.

Rock mass, hierarchical block structure, laboratory experiment, speckle photography method, microstrains, deformation-wave processes

1. Oparin, V.N. and Tanaino, A.S., Kanonicheskaya shkala ierarkhicheskikh predstavlenii
v gornom porodovedenii (Canonical Scale for Presentation of Hierarchy in the Science on Rocks), Novosibirsk: Nauka, 2011.
2. Oparin, V.N., Sashurin, A.D., Leontev, A.V., et al., Sovremennaya geodinamika massiva gornykh porod verkhnei chasti litosfery: istoki, parametry, vozdeistvie na obekty nedropolzovaniya (Modern Geodynamics of the Outer Crust of Earth: Sources, Parameters, Impact), Novosibirsk: SO RAN, 2008.
3. Usoltseva, O.M., Nazarova, L.A., Tsoi, P.A., Nazarov, L.A., and Semenov, V.N., Genesis and Evolution of Discontinuities in Geomaterials: Theory and a Laboratory Experiment, Journal of Mining Science, 2013, vol. 49, no. 1, pp. 17.
4. Oparin, V.N., Scientific Discoveries in Geomechanics at the Turn of a Century and Their Application Outlook, Proc. Int. Conf. Geodynamics and Stress State of the Earths Interior, Novosibirsk: IGD SO RAN, 2008.
5. Adushkin, V.V. and Oparin, V.N., From the Alternating-Sign Explosion Response of Rocks to the Pendulum Waves in Stressed Geomedia. Part I, Journal of Mining Science, 2012, vol. 48, no. 2, pp. 203222.
6. Adushkin, V.V. and Oparin, V.N., From the Alternating-Sign Explosion Response of Rocks to the Pendulum Waves in Stressed Geomedia. Part II, Journal of Mining Science, 2013, vol. 49, no. 2, pp. 175209.
7. Oparin, V.N., Pendulum Waves and Geomechanical Temperature, Proc. 2nd RussiaChina Conf. Nonlinear GeomechanicalGeodynamic Processes in Deep Mining, Novosibirsk: IGD SO RAN, 2012.
8. Oparin, V.N., Yakovitskaya, G.N., Vostretsov, A.G., Seryakov, V.M., and Krivetsky, A.V., MechanicalElectromagnetic Transformations in Rocks on Failure, Journal of Mining Science, 2013, vol. 49, no. 3, pp. 343356.
9. Kurlenya, M.V., Oparin, V.N., and Eremenko, A.A., Relation of Linear Block Dimensions of Rock to Crack Opening in the Structural Hierarchy of Masses, Journal of Mining Science, 1993, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 197203.
10. Oparin, V.N., Tapsiev, A.P., Vostrikov, V.I., et al., On Possible Causes of Increase in Seismic Activity of Mine Fields in the Oktyabrsky and Taimyrsky Mines of the Norilsk Deposit in 2003. Part I: Seismic Regime, Journal of Mining Science, 2004, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 321338.
11. Oparin, V.N., Kozyrev, A.A., Sashurin, A.D., et al., Destruktsiya zemnoi kory i protsessy samoorganizatsii v oblastyakh silnogo tekhnogennogo vozdeistviya (Erath Crust Destruction and Self-Organization in the Areas Exposed to Heavy Impact of Mining), Novosibirsk: SO RAN, 2012.
12. Kurlenya, M.V., Oparin, V.N., and Eremenko, A.A., Mine Seismic Data Scanning Method, Dokl. RAN, 1993, vol. 333, no. 6.
13. Yakovitskaya, G.E., Some Features of the Electromagnetic Radiation during Rock Failure, Journal of Mining Science, 2004, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 236243.

A. N. Besedina, N. V. Kabychenko, and G. G. Kocharyan

The authors calculate possible errors in characterization of low-magnitude seismicity sources using the Brune model and methods of identification of seismic event energy class and local magnitude. The adequacy of the model has been proved by comparing its results with the recordings of seismic vibrations in the North Ural Bauxite Mine. The errors due to the drastic distortion of the emission spectrum become significant at the distance of 1000 m from the emission source and grow as the distance increases. Cases of great deviations from the similarity law are analyzed based on the actual seismic monitoring in the North Ural Bauxite Mine, in mines in Poland, Finland and Canada, as well as in water basins. It is shown that phenomena due to physical difference of various size fracturing dynamics do not radically change a seismic source capacity. Other causes, due to instrumentation shortcomings or incorrect data interpretation, may result in overestimated seismic energy and scaling-up of low-magnitude seismic events.

Seismic monitoring, induced seismicity, seismic moment, seismic energy, stiffness

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5. Oparin, V.N., Tapsiev, A.P., Vostrikov, V.I., et al., On Possible Causes of Increase in Seismic Activity of Mine Fields in the Oktyabrsky and Taimyrsky Mines of the Norilsk Deposit in 2003. Part I: Seismic Regime, Journal of Mining Science, 2004, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 321338.
6. Nazarov, L.A., Nazarova, L. A. Yaroslavtsev, A.F., et al., Evolution of Stress State ad Induced Seismicity in Operating Mines, Journal of Mining Science, 2011, vol. 47, no. 6, pp. 707713.
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L. A. Nazarova, L. A. Nazarov, M. I. Epov, and I. N. Eltsov

The authors have developed and numerically implemented 3D model of evolution of geomechanical and hydrodynamic fields during deep well drilling. The modeling exercises showed low-permeable zones of irreversible deformations that appear under definitely interrelated rock strength properties, drilling mud pressure and in situ horizontal stresses in the borehole environment. These low-permeable irreversible-deformation zones give rise to angular anisotropy of distribution of water content and drilling mud resistivity in the invaded zone, which greatly affects geophysical logging data and must be taken into account in the logging data inversion.

Rock mass, multi-phase filtration, borehole, stress state, failure, invaded zone, permeability, reservoir, resistivity

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G. Ya. Polevshchikov

The article shows the deformation-wave behavior of geomechanical processes induced by coal production face advance. The enclosing rock mass response to mining is interpreted as the formation of a hierarchy of geomedium elements in the continuum subject to excess elastic energy behind the front of the vertical stress decrease. Parameters of the physical model of the process are given in terms of mine-technical situations.

Geomechanics, production face, coal bed, movement, hierarchy of structures, elastic energy

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E. V. Denisova and A. I. Konurin

Based on the constructed geomechanical model of the pneumatic borer and soil interaction and using the finite element method, the authors solve the problem on the stress state in soil enclosing a moving pneumatic percussion machine, considering variation of physico-mechanical properties of soil. The experimentally measured and calculated relative accelerations of acoustic field depending on the machine orientation in soil are compared.

Pneumatic percussion machine, soil, geomechanical model, finite element method, physico-mechanical properties, wave properties, experiment, resolving power

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E. N. Sher, I. V. Kolykhalov, and A. M. Mikhailov

The article discusses growth of two successive axially symmetrical hydraulic fractures in line with a well. Shapes of the surfaces of the second hydrofracture that propagates in the stress field initiated by the first hydrofracture are modeled, and the pressure for the second fracture to grow is calculated. The authors assess impact area of the first hydrofracture, analyze options of the second hydrofracture curving and derive formula of the second hydrofracture curving.

Hydraulic fracturing, axially symmetrical fracture, family of fractures, rock pressure

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5. Alekseenko, O.P. and Vaisman, A.M., Simulation of Hydraulic Fracturing of Oil Stratum Adjacent to Plastic Enclosing Rock, Journal of Mining Science, 2001, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 401406.
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10. Slepyan, L.I., Mekhanika treshchin (Mechanics of Fractures), Leningrad: Sudostroenie, 1981.
11. Peach, . and Koehler, J.S., The Forces Exerted on Dislocations and the Stress Fields Produced by Them, Physical Review, 1950, vol. 80, no. 3.
12. Dong, C.Y. and de Pater, C.J., Numerical Implementation of Displacement Discontinuity Method and Its Application in Hydraulic Fracturing, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 2001, vol. 191.
13. Crouch, S.L. and Starfield, A.M., Boundary Element Methods in Solid Mechanics, George Allen & Unwin, London, 1983.
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N. A. Leonenko, G. V. Sekisov, A. Yu. Cheban, S. A. Shemyakin, A. P. Kuzmenko, and I. V. Silyutin

The review of the laser application practices in mining is followed by the discussion of experimental treatment of carbonate rocks by the continuous fiber-optic ytterbium laser radiation at output capability of 600 W. Local disintegration of carbonate rocks is estimated with a view to show the possibility and practicability of the laser-aided means and technologies in mineral mining and processing.

Laser radiation, fiber-optic laser, rocks, cutting energy efficiency, laser radiation rate

1. Panchenko, V.Ya., Lazernye tekhnologii obrabotki materialov: sovremennye problemy fundamentalnykh issledovanii i prikladnykh razrabotok (Laser Technologies of Material Treatment: Current Fundamental and Applied Problems). Moscow: Fizmatlit, 2009.
2. Mukhamedgalieva, A.F., Bondar, A.M., Ziborova, T.A., Baranov, R.I., and Panin, M.I., Continuous CO2-Laser Radiation Effect on Quartz Minerals and Quartz-Bearing Rocks, Kvant. Elektron., 1975, no. 1.
3. Mukhamedgalieva, A.F., Bondar, A.M., and Ziborova, T.A., Potash Feldspar KA1Si308 IR Adsorption Spectrum Deformation under 2-Laser Radiation, Zh. Tekh. Fiz., 1976, vol. 2, no. 1 
4. Mukhamedgalieva, A.F. and Bondar, A.M., Laser-Simulated Reactions on the Surface of Quartz and Some Other Minerals, Fiz., Khim., Mekh., 1983, no. 5.
5. Mukhamedgalieva, A.F., Structural Transformations on the Surface of Synthetic and Natural Silicate under Action of IR Laser Radiation, Dr. Phys.-Math. Dissertation, Moscow, 2002.
6. Afanasev, Yu.V., Zavestovskaya, I.N., Zvorykin, V.D., Ionin, A.A., Senatsky, Yu.V., and Starodub, A.N., International Forum on Advanced High-Power Lasers and Applications (AHPLA-99), Kvant. Elektron., 2000, vol. 30, no. 5.
7. Golubev, V.S., Laser Macrotechnologies: Current Situation and Development Trends, Perspektivn. Mater., 2005, no. 1.
8. Sigimoto, D. et al., Performance of High Power Lasers for Rock Excavations, Proc. SPIE 3887, 2000.
9. Matsuno, K., High Power Lasers in Japan National Projects, Proc. SPIE 4831, 2003.
10. Brian, C., Gahan, P.E., and Dr. Samih Batarseh, Laser DrillingDrilling by the Power of Light, Report, Continuation of Fundamental Research and Development, 20032004. Available at: www.osti.gov.
11. Graves, R., Metal, Proc. SPIE 3885 159, 2000.
12. Ionin, A.A., High-Power Infrared and Ultraviolet Lasers and Application, Usp. Fiz. Nauk, 2012, vol. 182, no. 7.
13. Graves, R., Ionin, A.A., Klimachev, Yu.M., Mukhamedgalieva, A.F., OBrien, D., Sinitsyn, D.V., and Zvorykin, V.D., Interaction of Pulsed CO and CO2-Laser Radiation with Rocks, Proc. SPIE, 2000, vol. 4065.
14. OBrien, D., Graves, R., Zvorykin, V.D., Ionin, A.A., Klimachev, Yu.M., Mukhamedgalieva, A.F., Sinitsyn, D.V., and Terekhov, Yu.V., The Pulsed CO- and 2-Laser Interaction with Rocks Typical of Oil Formations. Part II: Gas-Dynamic Processes under Laser-Induced Ablation of Transformation of IR Spectra of Absorption and Reflection in Rocks, Fiz. Khim. Obrab. Mater., 2005, no. 1.
15. Mukhamedgalieva, A.F., Bondar, A.M., Ionin, A.A., Klimachev, Yu.M., Sinitsyn, D.V., and Zvorykin, V.D., Pulsed CO- and CO2-Laser-Induced Ablation of Quartz, Silicious Minerals and Rocks, Usp. Fiz. Nauk, 2008, no. 4.
16. Dianov, M., Fiber Laser, Usp. Fiz. Nauk, 2004, vol. 174.
17. Streltsov, A.P. and Petrovsky, V.N., Selection of Laser Parameters for Quality Cutting, Lazern. Oborud., 2007, no. 3.
18. Zhukov, E.A., Ilyushin, M.A., Kuzmenko, A.P., and Leonenko, N.A., Laser-Aided Initiation of Energy-Saturated Structures, Vestn. Zap. Gorn. Inst., 2001, vol. 148, no. 1.
19. Lenonenko, N.A., Pavlova, N.A., Zhukov, E.A., and Kuzmenko, A.P., RF patent no. 2196122, Byull. Izobret., 2003, no. 1.
20. Shevkun, E.B., Kuzmenko, A.P., Leonenko, N.A., Yatlukova, N.G., and Kuzmenko, N.A., RF patent no. 2255995, Byull. Izobret., 2005, no. 19.
21. Leonenko, N.A., Kuzmenko, A.P., Silyutin, I.V., Rasskazov, I.Yu., Sekisov, G.V., Gurman, M.A., Kapustina, G.G., and Shvets, N.L., RF patent no. 2413779, Byull. Izobret., 2011, no. 7.
22. Kuzmenko, A.P., Leonenko, N.A., Kharchenko, V.I., Kuzmenko, N.A., Silyutin, I.V., and Khrapov, I.V., Thermocapillary Mechanism of Laser Stimulated Agglomeration of Ul-Tradisperse and Colloidal-Ionic Gold, Technical Physics Letters, 2009, vol. 35, no. 9.
23. Kuzmenko, A.P., Rasskazov, I.Yu., Leonenko, N.A., Kapustina, G.G., Silyutin I. V., Li, Q., Kuzmenko, N.A., and Khrapov, I.V., Thermocapillary Extraction and Laser-Induced Agglomeration of Fine Gold out of Mineral and Waste Complexes, Journal of Mining Science, 2011, vol. 47, no. 6, pp. 850860.
24. Leonenko, N.A., Basis for Laser Optical Systems for Mineral Preparation Flowsheet Control, Gorn. Inform.-Analit. Byull., 2012, no. 4.
25. Leonenko, N.A., Vanina, E.A., Galtsov, A.A., Kapustina, G.G., and Silytin, I.V., Laser-Induced Thermoradiation Activation and Formation of Ordered Structures in Dispersed Mineral Media, Fiz. Khim. Obrab. Mater., 2011, no. 2.
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Yu. M. Lekontsev, P. V. Sazhin, O. A. Temiryaeva, A. A. Khoreshok, and S. Yu. Ushakov

Design parameters of a balanced sealing device are substantiated. Different design synchronizers are tested with an eye to ensure joint operation of air sealing devices. The article describes laboratory studies of operation modes of the sealing device and different design synchronizers.

Balanced sealing device, packer, spool-type synchronizer, valve synchronizer

1. Kurlenya, M.V., Aksenov, V.K., Lavrov, N.S., Volkov, Yu.M., Kyutt, O.I., and Yun, R., USSR patent no. 877006, Byull. Izobret., 1981, no. 40.
2. Kurlenya, M.V., Popov, S.N., Yun, R., Averyanov, S.F., and Fedorenko, V.K., USSR patent no. 1737116, Byull. Izobret., 1992, no. 20.
3. Klishin, V.I., Lekontsev, Yu.M., and Sazhin, P.V., RF patent no. 2268359, Byull. Izobret., 2006, no. 2.
4. Klishin, V.I., Lekontsev, Yu.M., and Sazhin, P.V., Directed Hydrofracturing Effectivization, Int. Conf. Fundamental Problems of Geoenvironment Formation under Industrial Impact Proc., Novosibirsk 2008.
5. Lekontsev, Yu.M., Sazhin, P.V., and Antonyuk, A.I., Practice of the Interval Hydrofracturing to Weaken a Dirt Band in a Coal Seam in the Romanovskaya Mine, Proc. 12th Int. Conf. Natural and Intellectual Reserves of Siberia, Kemerovo, 2010.
6. Lekontsev, Yu.M., Sazhin, P.V., and Ushakov, S.Yu., Dirt Band Weakening in the Romanovskaya Mine Coal Seam by the Interval Hydraulic Fracturing Technique, Ugol, 2012, no. 1.
7. Lekontsev, Yu.M., Sazhin, P.V., and Ushakov, S.Yu., Interval Hydraulic Fracturing to Weaken Dirt Bands in Coal, Journal of Mining Science, 2012, vol. 48, no. 3, pp. 525532.

T. M. Kumykova and V. Kh. Kumykov

The authors have studied theoretically and experimentally dynamics of mine hydro-pneumatic accumulators and give grounds for a hydro-pneumatic accumulator design meant for the stable and elevated pressure maintenance in an underground compressed air network as compared to a compressed-air plant.

Hydro-pneumatic accumulator, pneumatic power complex, compressed air, compressed-air network

1. Yamkovsky, G.T., Technical-and-Economic Efficiency of High Air Pressure in Rock Drilling, Izv. vuzov, Gorny Zh., 1976, no. 7.
2. Ivanov, K.I., Latyshev, V.A., and Andreev, V.D., Tekhnika bureniya pri razrabotke mestorozhdenii poleznykh iskopaemykh (Drilling Technique in Mineral Mining), Moscow: Nedra, 1990.
3. Pavlov, V.D. and Miroshnichenko, V.K., Project Development and Operation of Hydro-Pneumatic Accumulators in Finland, Gorny Zh., 1982, no. 6.
4. Kamenev, G.P. and Salmanov, A.V., Project Development and Testing of a Hydro-Pneumatic Accumulator of Compressed Air, Gorny Zh., 1989, no. 12.
5. Lisovsky, G.D. and Kumykova, T.M., Mine Pneumatic Network Mode Stabilization Procedure, Proc. 4th Int. Conf. Science and EducationKey Kazakhstan-2030 Strategy Factor, Karaganda: KarGTU, 2001.
6. Yudaev, B.N., Tekhnicheskaya termodinamika. Teploperedacha (Engineering Thermodynamics. Heat Transmission), Moscow: Vysshaya shkola, 1988.
7. Tseitlin, Yu.A. and Murzin, V.A., Pnevmatichskie ustanovki shakht (Mine Pneumatic Installations), Moscow: Nedra, 1985.
8. Chugeev, R.R., Gidravlika (Hydraulics), Leningrad: Energoizdat, 1982.
9. Kumykova, T.M. and Lisovsky, G.D., Preliminary RK patent for invention no. 15534, Byull. Izobret., 2005, no. 3.
10. Kumykova, T.M. and Kumykov, V.Kh., Preliminary RK patent for invention no. 19314. Byull. Izobret., 2008, no. 4.
11. Kumykova, T.M., Kumykov, V.Kh., and Klaputina, I.N., Innovation RK patent for invention no. 25580, Byull. Izobret., 2012, no. 3.


I. Yu. Rasskazov, G. N. Shkabarnya, and N. G. Shkabarnya

The authors anlyze conditions and factors that influence coal pitwall stability, and substantiate applicability of electrical tomography for pitwall exploration. Experimental studies of physico-mechanical properties of Bikinsky brown-coal pitwall rock mass are reported. The article proposes a procedure for the electrical tomography exploration of weak layers and lentils within geological column.

Electrical tomography, resistivity method, mathematical modeling, resistivity section, brown-coal deposit

1. Shkabarnya, G.N., Options and Prospects of Electrical Tomography in the Detail Surveying of a Geomedium, Geoinzhin., 2006, no. 1.
2. Dahlin, T., The Development of DC Resistivity Imaging Techniques, Computers & Geosciences, 2001, no. 27.
3. Sedykh, A.K., Kainozoiskie riftogennye vpadiny Primorya (Cainozoic Rift-Genesis Depressions in the Primorski Krai), Vladivostok: Dalnauka, 2008.
4. Pravila obespecheniya ustoichivosti otkosov na ugolnykh razrezakh (Open Pitwall Stability Safety Practice), Saint-Petersburg, VNIMI, 1998.
5. Shkabarnya, N.G., Agoshkov, A.I., Shkabarnya, G.N., Myasnik, V.Ch., and Kalinin, I.V., Electric Prospecting Potential in Estimation of Mining-Induced Sliding Hazard in Open Pit Mines, Gorn. Inform.-Analit. Byull., 2007, no. 9.
6. Loke, M.H., Acworthk, I., and Dahlin, T., A Comparison of Smooth and Blocky Inversion Methods in 2D Electrical Imaging Surveys, Exploration Geophysics, 2003, no. 34.


N. N. Petrov, N. V. Panova, and E. Yu. Grekhneva

The authors illustrate efficient adaptability of aerodynamic characteristics of main mine fans to changes in mine vent modes in the course of mines operating life by using fan impellers with replaceable sheet blades of different aerodynamic configurations.

Impeller, blades, adaptation, pressure and capacity requirements, fan efficiency

1. Petrov, N.N. and Kaigorodov, Yu.M., Analysis of the Mine Ventilation Variation, Avtomaticheskoe upravlenie v gornom dele (Automated Control in Mining), Novosibirsk: IGD SO AN SSSR, 1974.
2. Babk, G.A. and Korol, E.P., Dynamics of Ventilation Modes of Main Mine Fans, Shakhtnye turbomashiny: sb. trudov IGM i TK im. M. M. Fedorova (Mine Turbomachines: Collected Works of M. M. Fedorov Institute of Mining, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Cybernetics), Donetsk, 1972.
3. Petrov, N.N., Popov, N.A., Batyaev, V.A., et al., Theory and Design of Reversible Axial Fans with Turn in Motion Blades of Impeller, Journal of Mining Science, 1999, vol. 35, no. 5, pp. 519–530.
4. Petrov, N.N. and Kuznetsov, A.S., Selection of Main Mine Fan Equipment, Upravlenie ventilyatsiei i gazodinamicheskimi yavleniyami v shakhtakh (Control of Ventilation and Gas-Dynamic Events in Mines), Novosibirsk. 1977.
5. Petrov, N.N. and Panova, N.V., Strength of Adaptable Blade Ring of Heavy-Duty Axial Mine Fans, Journal of Mining Science, 2013, vol. 49, no. 1, pp. 118125.


T. A. Ivanova, V. A. Chanturia, and I. G. Zimbovsky

It is proposed to apply nanosize Au and Pt particles to ground mineral particles for the analysis of flotation and adsorptive properties of new reagents. The authors have obtained specimens of pyrite, arsenopyrite and quartz artificially enriched by nanosize gold particles. Reductive adsorption from Na2[PtCl6] and Na[AuCl4] produced pyrrhotine uniformly applied with microsize platinum particles. The article discusses the application range of the proposed techniques and methods of examination of specimens and interaction between reagents and micro- and nanosize gold and platinum particles depending on the conditions of sulfide treatment by the noble metals and on properties of a host mineral. Advanced integrated analysis of interaction between the nitrogen-bearing reagent MTKh and gold confirmed chemically induced selectivity of MTKh towards gold.

Minerals, flotation, sorption, collecting agents, artificial application, platinum, gold, noble metal new growth, collecting agents, microsize and nanosize particles, electron microscopy

1. Chanturia, V.A., Ivanova, T.A., and Koporulina, E.V., Interaction of Sodium Diisobutyl Dithiophosphinate and Platinum in Aqueous Solutions and on Sulphide Surface, Journal of Mining Science, 2009, vol. 45, no. 2, pp. 164172.
2. Chanturia, V.A., Ivanova, T.A., and Koporulina, E.V., Estimation Procedure for the Efficiency of Interaction between Flotation Reagent and Gold-Containing Pyrite, Tsv. Metally, 2010, no. 8.
3. Tauson, V.L., Ovchinnikova, O.I., Bessarabova, O.I., Smagunov, N.V., and Pastushkova, T.M., Distribution of Gold after Deposition from HAuCl4 Solution on Crystals of Magnetite, Sphalerite and Galena under Reducing Adsorption, Geolog. Geofiz., 2000, vol. 41, no. 10.
4. Gubin, S.P., Yurkov, G.Yu., and Kataeva, N.A., Nanochastitsy blagorodnykh metallov i materialy na ikh osnove (Noble Metal Nanoparticles and Materials Obtained in This Base), Moscow: N. S. Kurnakov IONKh, 2006.
5. Ginzburg, S.I., Gladyshevskaya, K.A., Ezerskaya, N.A., et al., Rukovodstvo po khimicheskomy analizy platinovykh metallov i zolota (Platinum Metals and Gold Chemical Analysis Guide), Moscow: Nauka, 1965.
6. Romanchenko, A.S., Mikhlin, Yu.L., and Makhova, L.V., Gold Nanoparticles Immobilized on Pyrite Surface: Studies by Electron Probe Microscopy, Tunnel Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Fiz. Khim. Stekla, 2007, vol. 33, no. 4.
7. Sintez kompleksnykh soedinenii metallov platinovoi gruppy: spravochnik (Synthesis of Platinum Group Metal Compounds: Manual), Moscow: Nauka, 1964.
8. Ershov, B.G., Platinum and Palladium Nanoparticles in Aqueous Solutions, Sovremennye problemy fizicheskoi khimii nanomaterialov (Current Problems in Physical Chemistry of Nanomaterials), Moscow: Granitsa, 2008.
9. Meretukov, M.A., Natural Nanosize Gold Particles, Tsv. Metally, 2006, no. 2.
10. Sviridov, V.V., Vorobeva, T.N., Gaevskaya, T.V., and Stepanova, L.I., Khimicheskoe osazhdenie metallov iz vodnykh rastvorov (Chemical Deposition of Metals from Water Solutions), Minsk: Universitetskoe Publishing House, 1987.
11. Dykman, L.A., Bogatyrev, V.A., Shchegolev, S.Yu., and Khlebtsov, N.G., Zolotye nanochastitsy. Sintez, svoistva, biomeditsinskoe primenenie (Gold Nanoparticles. Synthesis, Properties, Application in Biomedicine), Moscow: Nauka, 2008.
12. Vlasov, N.G., Ozhogin, D.O., Orlova, N.I., et al., Metody otsenki tekhnologicheskikh svoistv mineralov i ikh povedenie v tekhnologicheskikh protsessakh (Estimation Techniques for Processing Abilities of Minerals and Their Behavior in Process Flows), Petrozavodsk: IG KrNTs RAN, 2012.
13. Chanturia, V.A., Trubetskoy, K.N., Viktorov, V.S., and Bunin, I.Zh., Nanochastitsy v protsessakh razrusheniya i vskrytiya geomaterialov (Nanoparticles in the Processes of Destruction and Unlocking of Geomaterials), Moscow: IPKON RAN, 2006.
14. Chanturia, V.A., Ivanova, T.A., Nedosekina, T.V., Gapchich, A.O., and Zimbovsky, I.G., Patent Decision dated March 16, 2012.

V. A. Ignatkina, V. A. Bocharov, and F. G. Dyachkov

The authors experimentally compared collecting properties of diisobutyl dithiophosphinate (DDP), butyl and isobutyl xanthate, and diisobutyl and dibutyl dithiophosphate relative to pyrite, chalcopyrite and other sulfides. It was found that pyrite adsorption grew in nonfrothing flotation with all the listed collecting agents. The nonfrothing pyrite flotation by DDP showed higher rates of adsorption and flotation as against butyl xanthate. The ratio of DDP and butyl xanthate flotation rate constants was 1.19, which agreed with the ratio of the adsorption rate constants of 1.18 in nonfrothing flotation. The low selectivity of dithiophosphinates toward sulfide ores is explained.

Flotation, pyrite, chalcopyrite, sphalerite, pyrrhotite, aerophine, dithiophosphates, xanthates, adsorption rate constants, surface compounds

1. Kakovsky, I.., Komkov, V.D., Research of Flotation Properties of Dithiophosphates, Izv. vuzov, Gorny Zh., 1970, no. 11.
2. Leppinen, J., FTIR and Flotation Investigation of Adsorption of Diethyl Dithiophosphate on Sulfide Minerals. Eespoo, 1991.
3. Ryaboy, V.I., Asonchik, K.M., Polkin, V.N., et al., Application of Selective Collectors in CopperZinc Ores Flotation, Obog. Rud, 2008, no. 3.
4. Bogdanov, O.S., Maksimov, I.I., Podnek, A.K., and Yanis, N.A., Teoriya i tekhnologiya flotatsii rud (Theory and Technology of Ore Flotation), Moscow: Nedra, 1980.
5. Nedosekina, T.V., Glembotsky, A.V., Bekhtle, G.A., and Novgorodova, E.E., Action of Tionocarbamates and Xanthate Combination in CopperMolybdenum Pyrite-Containing Ore Flotation, Tsv. Metally, 1968, no. 10.
6. Ignatkina, V.A., Bocharov, V.A., Puntsukova, B.T., and Alekseichuk, D.A., Analysis of Selectivity of Thionocarbamate Combinations with Butyl Xanthate and Dithiophosphate, Journal of Mining Science, 2010, vol. 46, no. 3, pp. 324332.
7. Kultin, B.A., Zimin, A.V., Nemchinova, L.A., et al., Improvement of Ural (Russia) Pyrite CopperZinc Ores Dressing Technology, Proc. 26th Int. Mineral Processing Cong., New Delhi, 2012.
8. Ignatkina, V.A., Application of Thiophosphoric Acid Derivatives in Nonferrous Metals Flotation, PLaksins Lectures2012 Proc., Petrozavodsk: KarNTs RAN, 2012.
9. Sorokin, M.M., Flotatsionnye metody obogashcheniya. Khimicheskie osnovy flotatsii: ucheb. posobie (Flotation Methods. Chemical Principles of Flotation: Educational Aid), Moscow: MISiS, 2012.
10. Samygin, V.D., Grigorev, P.V., Filippov, L.O., et al., Reactor with Automatic Checkout of Formation Kinetics, Izv. vuzov, Tsvet. Metallurg., 2002, no. 4.
11. Glukhova, N.I., Lavrinenko, A.A., Sarkisova, L.M., and Podgaetsky, A.V., Aerophine 3418A Effect on Pyrrhotite Flotation, Proc. 9th Cong. Mineral Processing Engineers from CIS Countries, Moscow: MISiS, 2013.

T. N. Matveeva, N. K. Gromova, T. A. Ivanova, and V. A. Chanturia

Complexing processes between modified diethyldithiocarbamate (DDC) and copper, iron and gold ions in solution, as well as adsorption of modified solution on auriferous pyrite and arsenopyrite are analyzed using the ultraviolet spectroscopy, scanning electron and laser microscopy. The research shows that modified DDC forms partial water soluble compounds with gold and is selective towards auriferous pyrite and arsenopyrite as compared to xanthate.

Auriferous ores, pyrite, arsenopyrite, modified diethyldithiocarbamate, complexing, adsorption

1. Shubov, L.Ya., Ivankov, S.I., and Shcheglova, N.K., Flotatsionnye reagenty v protsessakh obogashcheniya mineralnogo syrya. Kn. 1 (Flotation Agents in Mineral Beneficiation. Book 1), Moscow: Nedra, 1990.
2. Chanturia, V.A., Matveeva, T.N., Ivanova, T.A., Gromova, N.K., and Lantsova, L.B., New Complexing Agents to Select Auriferous Pyrite and Arsenopyrite, Journal of Mining Science, 2011, vol. 47, no. 1, pp. 102108.
3. Chanturia, V.A., Ivanova, T.A., Matveeva, T.N., Gromova, N.K., and Lantsova, L.B., RF patent no. 2397025, Byull. Izobret., 2010, no. 23.
4. Matveeva, T.N., Scientific Basis of High-Efficient Flotation Methods for Gold- and Platinum-Containing Sulfide Minerals from Rebellious Ores, Dr. Eng. Dissertation, Moscow: IPKON RAN, 2011.
5. Chanturia, V.A., Ivanova, T.A., and Tyurnikova, V.I., Modification of Flotation Agent Solutions by High-Activity Compounds, Proc. 5th Congress of Beneficiation Engineers from CIS Countries, Moscow: Alteks, 2005.
6. Ivanova, T.A., Matveeva, T.N., and Gromova, N.K., Diethyldithiocarbamate Solution Modification Aimed to Obtain a Selective Non-Ionogenic Collector for Flotation of Platinum-Containing Sulfides, Gorny Zh,, 2010, no. 12.
7. Byrko, V.M., Ditiokarbamaty (Dithiocarbamates), Moscow: Nauka, 1984.
8. Ivanova, T.A., Chanturia, V.A., and Zimbovsky, I.G., New Experimental Evaluation Techniques for Selectivity of Collecting Agents for Gold and Platinum Flotation from Fine-Impregnated Noble Metal Ores, Journal of Mining Science, 2013, vol. 49, no. 5, pp. 785794.

A. A. Lavrinenko, E. A. Shrader, A. N. Kharchikov, and I. V. Kunilova

The article reports research findings on flotation of apatite from braziliteapatitemagnetite ore by domestic and foreign manufacture reagents. The agents Phospholan PE65 and Arcomon SO exhibit higher selectivity as compared to saponified tall oil fatty acids.

Flotation, apatite, Phospholan PE65, Arcomon SO, tall oil fatty acids

1. Lygach, V.N. and Golger, Yu.Ya., Dressing of Phosphate Ores Abroad, Itogi nauki i tekhniki. Obogashchenie poleznykh iskopaemykh (Totals of Science and Technology. Mineral Dressing), Moscow: VINITI, 1984, vol. 18.
2. Beloborodov, V.I., Zakharova, I.B., Andronov, G.P., Filimonova, N.M., and Popovich, V.F., Development Prospects of Phosphorus-Containing Mineral Resource Base of Kovdorsky Mining-and-Processing Integrated Works, Gorny Zh., 2009, no. 9.
3. Strezhnev, D.S., Ganza, N.A., Melik-Gaikazov, I.V., et al., Kovdorsky Mining-and-Processing Integrated Works Builds the Future: Strategic Program of Long-Term Development, Gorny Zh., 2007, no. 9.
4. Ratobylskaya, L.D., Zhavoronok, V.I., Vdovichenko, N.N., and Matyushenko, A.F., Using of Phosphoxyl Collectors and Spirits to Increase Flotation Effectiveness of Complex Apatite Ores, Pererabotka okislennykh rud (The Refining of Oxide-Bearing Ores), Moscow: Nauka, 1985.
5. Stefanovskaya, L.K., Kirikilitsa, S.I., Krot, V.V., Lyushnya, L.M., and Krylova, R.Ya., Using New Nitrogen-Containing Collectors in Flotation of Different Types of Phosphate Ores, Flotatsionnye reagenty (Flotation Reagents), Moscow: Nauka, 1986.
6. Ivanova, V.A. and Bredman, I.V., Alkylmonoethers Alkyl (Alkenyl-) of Amber AcidsEffective Collectors for Apatite Flotation, Flotatsionnye reagenty (Flotation Reagents), Moscow: Nauka, 1986.
7. Zhavoronok, V.I., Vdovichenko, N.N., Matyushenko, A.F., and Lyagushkin, A.P., Study on Possibility of Rational Use of Carbonatites of Kovdorsky Deposit, Proc. All-Union Conf. Comprehensive Utilization of Mineral Resources in the North and the NorthWest of the European Part of USSR, Petrozavodsk, 1990.
8. Knubovets, R.G., Crystal Chemistry and Flotation Properties of Apatite, Proc. All-Union Conf. Comprehensive Utilization of Mineral Resources in the North and the NorthWest of the European Part of USSR, Petrozavodsk, 1990.
9. Zhavoronok, V.I., Vdovichenko, N.N., Matyushenko, A.F., and Novozhilova, V.V., The Effect of Some Physicochemical Characteristics on Flotation Properties of Oxyalkyl-1,1-Diphosphonic Acids, Flotatsionnye reagenty (Flotation Reagents), Moscow: Nauka, 1986.
10. Shailaja Pradip, Beena Rai, and Rao, T.K., Molecular Modeling of Interactions of Diphosphonic Acid Based Surfactants with Calcium Minerals, Langmuir, 2002, vol. 18, no. 3.
11. Brylyakov, Yu.E., Shishkin, S.P., and Kostrova, M.A., Estimation Methods of Flotation Properties of Reagents in Flotation of ApatiteNepheline Ores in Khibiny, PLaksins Lectures2007 Proc., Apatity, 2007.
12. Vigdergauz, V.E., Shrader, E.A., Sarkisova, L.M., Kuznetsova, I.M., and Dorofeev, A.I., Increase in Contrast of Wettability of the Sulfide Minerals in CopperZinc Ores During Flotation and Flocculation, Journal of Mining Science, 2004, vol. 40, no. 3, pp. 304309.
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P. M. Solozhenkin, S. A. Kondratev, and E. I. Angelova

The authors have carried out molecular modeling of clusters of simple structure and ring structure pyrite. It is suggested to analyze bonding of a collecting agent and cluster atoms using the collector capacity forecasting index. It is shown that butyl dixanthate more vigorously connects to cluster atoms than thionocarbamates, e.g., Z 200 and IETNC. Analysis of the charge transfer during interaction of pyrite with the listed collecting agents shows that in monodentate bonding the charge is transferred from the mineral to the collector sulfur atoms and in bidentate bonding the classical transfer of the charge from the collector donor to the mineral acceptor is observed. It is supposed that ferrum xanthate decompounding in an acid medium results in inception of dixanthates that govern pyrite flotation. Pyrite oxidation and elemental sulfur formation also favor pyrite flotation but complicate pyrite depression in an alkaline medium.

Minerals, sulfhydryl collectors, flotation, atomic charges, collector activity, molecular modeling

1. Shailaja Pradip and Beena Rai, Molecular Modeling and Rational Design of Flotation Reagents, Int. J. Miner. Process., 2003, vol. 72.
2. Beena Rai (Ed.), Molecular Modeling for the Design of Novel Performance Chemicals and Materials, 2012.
3. Guangyi Liu, Hong Zhong, Tagen Dai, and Liuyin Xia, Investigation of the Effect of N-Substituents on Performance of Thionocarbamates as Selective Collectors for Copper Sulphides by ab Initio Calculations, Mineral Engineering, 2008, vol. 21.
4. Wang, D., Lin, Q., and Jiang, Y., Molecular Design of Reagents for Mineral and Metallurgical Processing, Central South University of Technology, Changsha, 1996.
5. Guangyi Liu, Hong Zhong, Tagen Dai, and Liuyin Xia, Books of Abstracts, The 26th International Mineral Processing CongressIMPC-2012, New Delhi, 2012, vol. 2.
6. Yekeler, M. and Yekeler, H., Reactivities of Some Thiol Collectors and Their Interactions with Ag+ Ion by Molecular Modeling, Appl. Surf. Sci., 2004, vol. 236.
7. Yekeler, M. and Yekeler, H., A Density Functional Study on the Efficiencies of 2-Mercaptobenzoxazole and Its Derivatives as Chelating Agents in Flotation Processes, Colloids Surf. A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects, 2006, vol. 286.
8. Porento, M. and Hirva, P., Theoretical Studies on the Interaction of Anionic Collectors with Cu+, Cu2+, Zn2+ and Pb2+ Ions. Theor. Chem. Acc., 2002, vol. 107.
9. Porento, M. and Hirva, P., A Theoretical Study on the Interaction of Sulfhydryl Surfactants with a Covellite (001) Surface, Surf. Sci., 2004, vol. 555.
10. Solovev, M.E. and Solovev, M.M., Kompyuternaya khimiya (Computer Chemistry), Moscow: SOLON-Press, 2005.
11. Tsirelson, V.G., Kvantovaya khimiya. Molekuly, molekulyarnye sistemy i tverdye tela: ucheb. posobie dlya vuzov (Quantum Chemistry. Molecules, Molecular Systems and Solids: Higher Educational Aid), Moscow: BINOM, 2010.
12. Butyrskaya, E.V., Kompyuternaya khimiya: osnovy teorii i rabota s programmami Gaussian i Gauss View (Computer Chemistry: Theoretic Framework and Operation in Gaussian and Gauss View Programs), Moscow: SOLON-Press, 2011.
13. Solozhenkin, P.M., Solozhenkin, O.I., and Sanda Krausz, Prediction of Efficiency of Flotation Collectors Based on Quantum Chemical Computations, Books of Abstracts, The 26th International Mineral Processing CongressIMPC-2012, New Delhi, 2012, vol. 2.
14. Solozhenkin, P.M., Generation and Prediction of Properties of Effective Low-Toxic Flotation Agents Based on the Quantum Mechanics toward Comprehensive Extraction of Nonferrous and Noble Metals. Science Engineering in the Environmental Control. Review, VINITI, 2013, issue 1.
15. Solozhenkin, P.M., Creation of Prototype Sulphide Minerals and Their Interaction with Flotation and Leaching Agents by Quantum Mechanics Method, Miners Week 2013 Int. Conf. Proc., Moscow: Gornaya kniga, 2013.
16. Solozhenkin, P.M., Research of Interaction of Prototypes of Minerals with Solutions of Reagents by Quantum-Chemical Method, Proc. 16th Conf. Environment and Mineral Processing, Ostrava, 2012.
17. Solozhenkin, P.M. and Karlusova, .., luster of Minerals Sb, Bi, As and Research of Their Interaction with Collectors by Quantum-Mechanics Method, Proc. 16th Conf. Environment and Mineral Processing, Ostrava, 2012.
18. Reutov, O.A., Kurts, A.L., and Butin, K.P., Ogranicheskaya khimiya v 4-kh chastyakh (Organic Chemistry: 4 Parts), Part I, Moscow: BINOM, 2005.
19. Vaughan, D.J. and Craig, J.R., Mineral Chemistry of Metal Sulphides, Cambridge University Press, 1978.
20. Khan, G.A., Gabrielova, L.I., and Vlasova, N.S., Flotatsionnye reagenty i ikh primenenie (Flotation Reagents and Their Application), Moscow: Nedra, 1986.
21. Solozhenkin, P.M and Solozhenkin, O.I., Computer-Aided Modeling of Disulphides of Thiophosphorus Acids and Sulfhydryl Collectors, Journal of Mining Science, 2011, vol. 47, no. 3, pp. 390394.
22. Solozhenkin, P.M and Solozhenkin, O.I., Computer Design of Flotation Agents with Thioamide Group, Tsv. Metally, 2011, no. 7.

I. V. Shadrunova, E. G. Ozhogina, E. V. Kolodezhnaya, and O. E. Gorlova

The article considers experimental research findings on the phase composition of ferrous and nonferrous metal industry slag as well as the morphological structure and physico-mechanical properties of individual phases of slag with the aim to evaluate selectivity of their unlocking along intergrowth boundaries in impact crushing machines. The authors validate disintegration selectivity criterion of slag treatment in centrifugal impact crushers expressed as the ratio of micro-hardnesses of the slag phases.

Slag, ferrous metal industry, nonferrous metal industry, phase composition, physico-mechanical properties, selective destruction, disintegration, centrifugal impact crushing

1. Shadrunova, I.V., Savin, A.G., Volkova, N.A., and Gorlova, O.E., Issues of Technology, Economy and Ecology in Mining and Metallurgical Industry Waste Processing in the Ural Region, Proc. Congr. Industrial Waste Processing and Utilization Technology Fundamentals, Ekaterinburg: UIPTS, 2012.
2. Lotosh, V.E., Pererabotka otkhodov prirodopolzovaniya (Natural Management Waste Material Processing), Ekaterinburg: UrGUPS, 2002.
3. Chanturia, V.A., Shadrunova, I.V., and Gorlova, O.E., Adaptation of Mineral Separation Processes to the Resources Offered by Industrial Waste: Problems and Solutions, Obog. rud, 2012, no. 5.
4. Shadrunova, I.V., Kozin, A.Yu., Vorobev, V.V., Artamonov, V.A., and Kolodezhnaya, E.V., Predictive Estimate of Proccessability and Reserves of Ferrous and Nonferrous Metallurgy Slag, Plaksins Lectures2007 Proc., Apatity: KNTS RAN, 2007.
5. Ozhogina, E.G., Bronitskaya, E.S., Anufrieva, S.I., et al., Analyzing and Selecting Metallurgy Slag Processing Methods, Tsv. Metally, 2002, no. 8.
6. Shadrunova, I.V., Koptseva, N.V., Kolodezhnaya, E.V., and Efimova, Yu.Yu., Options of Computer-Aided Image and Test Method Analysis for Physico-Mechanical Properties for the Ore and Industrial Waste Processing Efficiency Assessment, Znachenie issledovanii tekhnologicheskoi mineralogii v reshenii zadach kompleksnogo osvoeniya mineralnogo syrya (Mineralogy Engineering in Problems of Comprehensive Utilization of Minerals and Raw Material), Petrozavodsk: KarNTS, 2007.
7. Lebedeva, S.I., Mikrotverdost mineralov (Mineral Micro-Hardness), Moscow: Nedra, 1977.
8. Khopunov, E.A., Issledovanie mekhanizma selektivnogo razrusheniya rud (Analysis of Selective Disintegration of Ore), Leningrad: Mekhanobr, 1987.
9. Khuzemann, K., Selective Disintegration Criteria for Vein-Disseminated CopperMolybdenum Ore, Sovershenstvovanie protsessov podgotovki rud (Ore Preparation Improvement), Leningrad: 1980.
10. Baron, L.I. and Glatman, L.B., Kontaktnaya prochnost gornykh porod (Contact Strength of Rocks), Moscow: Nedra: 1966.
11. Protodyakonov, M.M., Teder, R.I., and Ilnitskaya, E.I., Raspredelenie i korrelyatsiya pokazatelei fizicheskikh svoistv gornykh porod: ucheb. posobie (Distribution and Correlation of Values of Physico-Mechanical Properties of Rocks: Educational Aid), Moscow: Nedra, 1981.

E. A. Ermolovich

In the article, the quantitative estimates of adsorption centers of composite backfill components and their alteration by grinding are presented. The derived correlating equation for ferruginous quartzite wet magnetic separation residue confirms the mineral dispersiveness and surface activity association.

Adsorption, the Bronsted and Lewis centers, planetary mill, disk vibratory mill, intergrinding, wet magnetic separation residue

1. Zeer, G.M., Fomenko, O.Yu., and Ledyaeva, O.N., Application of Scanning Electron Microscopy in Material Science, Journal of Siberian Federal University, Series Chemistry, 2009, vol. 2, issue 4.
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3. Komokhov, P.G., and Shangina, N.N., Designing the Composition of Composites with Inorganic Binders, Considering Active Surface Sites of a Filler, Vestn. Otd. Stroit. Nauk, 1996, issue 1.
4. Shangina, N.N., Predicting of Physico-Mechanical Characteristics of Concrete, Taking into Account the DonorAcceptor Properties of Fillers, Dr. Eng. Dissertation, Saint-Petersburg, 1998.
5. Svatovskaya. L.B., Gerchin, D.V., Shangin, V.Yu., and Chernakov, V.A., Modern Fundamental Science and the Current Challenges in the Construction Industry, Sukh. Stroit. Smesi Nov. Tekhnol. Stroit., 2002, no. 1.
6. Matvienko, V.A. and Babushkin, V.I., Effect of Electric Surface Properties of Concrete Paste Components on the Concrete Paste Structure, The 2nd Int. Sci. Conf. Proc., Dnepropetrovsk: DISI, 1993.
7. Tanabe Kozo, Solid Acids and Bases: Their Catalytic Properties, New YorkLondon: Academic Press, 1970.
8. Paukshtis, E.A., Infrakrasnaya spektroskopiya v geterogennom kislotno-osnovnom analize (Infrared Spectroscopy in Heterogeneous AcidBasic Analysis), Novosibirsk: Nauka, 1992.
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10. Eremina, N.S., Surface Properties of Silicium, Beryllium and Lead Oxides and Their Effect of the Moisture Protection Action of Films and Coatings, PhD Chemistry Dissertation, Tomsk: TGU, 1984.
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12. Nechiporenko, A.P., DonorAcceptor Properties of Surfaces of Solid Oxides and Chalcogenides, Dr. Chemistry Dissertation, Saint-Petersburg, 1995.
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