Special Issue "Advances in Low-temperature Computational Mineralogy"
A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2013)
Prof. Dr. Udo Becker
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Michigan, 1100 North University Avenue, 2534 CC Little, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1005, USA
The aim of this special issue is to show the breadth and underlying theory of computational methods in low-temperature and environmental applications, with focus on the mineral-liquid interface. The roles of atomistic methods in this field are manifold, from supporting and analyzing experimental methods, to complementing these, and to provide information on the structure, thermodynamics, reaction mechanisms and kinetics, and physical properties of interface features that would be difficult to obtain otherwise. Not only the evolution of computer power but also the development of the careful design of software and, maybe most importantly, of models that are a good representation of larger-scale phenomena have helped for this discipline becoming a more and more important part in understanding low-temperature processes in a fundamental way. This has led to developing models that have a sound physicochemical basis and are less black-box oriented. We hope that this issue will be helpful to the experienced modeler as well as for graduate students that are new to the field in gaining a broad understanding of the opportunities in this field.
Prof. Dr. Udo Becker
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Minerals is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
- interface processes
- adsorption and desorption of aqueous species
- atomistic simulations
- crystal growth and dissolution
- redox processes
- thermodynamics; kinetics; and reaction mechanisms of low-temperature processes