Special Issue "Functional Mineral Materials: Sorption, Catalytic and Photofunctional Properties"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2020).
Interests: functionalized mineral materials, sorption, zeolites, clay minerals, organo-minerals, fly ashes, apatites
Functional minerals are the materials inspired by geological systems originating from the billion years long history of the Earth. Each of them has a unique chemical composition and a structure that determines its interesting properties and possible functions. Natural, synthetic, and anthropogenic minerals, both in the original and modified form, serve as useful agents in environmental and industrial applications. The functions of mineral materials include cation- and anion-exchange, sorption, immobilization, energy storage, catalysts, and photo-activity. Layered clay minerals, zeolites and zeolite-like structures, and layered double hydroxides (LDHs) are particularly suited to such a defined functionalization. The modification of minerals in order to obtain functional mineral materials includes surface modification, functional loading, intercalation, grafting, doping and structure reformation.
This Special Issue, collecting interdisciplinary studies, will provide the current top trends in the innovative functionalization techniques of mineral materials. Reports on the unique properties of functionalized materials and their expected applications are also welcome.
I believe that this collection will contribute to the development of functionalization techniques of mineral materials and will become a source of new ideas for the design, research and use of functionalized minerals.
Prof. Dr. Tomasz Bajda
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- mineral materials
- layered minerals
- mesoporous materials
- analytical methods