Special Issue "Layered Crystal Materials: Design, Synthesis and Characterisation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 May 2022) | Viewed by 715
Interests: minerals; crystal structures; layered minerals and materials; actinide compounds; uranyl crystal chemistry
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Today, chemistry and physics of layered materials constitute an important and rapidly developing area of solid-state and materials science. Of particular interest is the pronounced anisotropy of many physical and even chemical properties which have permitted scientists to achieve outstanding results. Many layered minerals, including clays (kaolinite–serpentine, talc, and pyrophyllite, smectite, chlorite, etc.), layered double hydroxides, and titanosilicates are now used worldwide as materials or serve as natural archetypes for more elaborate synthetic analogs. Synthetic mineral-like and hybrid organic–inorganic compounds are of utmost interest and importance. The materials obtained by analogy to minerals are widely used in a variety of industrial processes. Various methods of rational design and targeted synthesis of layered materials have been and are being developed. Nonetheless, there are still many unsolved problems to address in chemistry and physics of natural and synthetic layered materials.
This Special Issue welcomes contributions on all respects of layered minerals and synthetic compounds. Suggested publications are expected to cover various issues concerning this fascinating group of materials and provide new data on mineralogy, geochemistry (including biogeochemistry), physics, and inorganic chemistry of layered minerals and materials.
Dr. Evgeny V. Nazarchuk
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- layered minerals and materials
- double hydroxides
- chemistry and physics of natural and synthetic layered materials