Minerals — Section Editors

Section Board for 'Crystallography and Physical Chemistry of Minerals' (21)

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Prof. Dr. Huifang Xu
Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Geoscience, and Materials Science Program, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1215 West Dayton Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
Tel. 608-2655887
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Interests: nano-mineralogy; mineral–water interactions; rock-forming minerals; transmission electron microscopy; electron diffraction; clay minerals; mineral surfaces; mineral defects
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Minerals: Feature Papers in Crystallography, Mineralogy, and Physical Chemistry of Minerals 2019
Dr. Yunfei Xi
School of Earth, Environmental and Biological Sciences & Institute for Future Environments, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane QLD 4001, Australia
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Interests: clay minerals; organoclays; environmental remediation; mineral based nano composites; novel building materials
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Special Issue in Minerals: Functional Design of Clay Minerals
Prof. Dr. Alberto Perez-Huerta
Department of Geological Sciences, University of Alabama, AL 35487, USA
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Interests: biomineralization; biogeochemistry; crystallography; microscopy; nanogeochemistry; electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD); atom probe tomography (APT); paleoecology
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Special Issue in Minerals: Biomineral Crystal Structure
Prof. Dr. Manuel Pozo Rodríguez
Department of Geology and Geochemistry, Universidad Autónoma of Madrid, 28049 Madrid, Spain
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Interests: geology and geochemistry of authigenic clays; special clays applications; sepiolite-palygorskite; bentonite; gas-shales; clays and health; mineral characterization
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Minerals: Authigenic Clay Minerals: Mineralogy, Geochemistry and Applications
Special Issue in Minerals: Mineralogy and Geochemistry of Tsunamites and Other High-Energy Deposits
Prof. Dr. Jens Götze
Institut für Mineralogie, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, 09599 Freiberg, Germany
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Interests: applied mineralogy; non-metallic raw materials; quartz and silica minerals; agate, cathodoluminescence; crystal growth
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Special Issue in Minerals: Mineralogy of Quartz and Silica Minerals
Dr. Yuri N. Palyanov
1. VS Sobolev Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia
2. Novosibirsk State University, Novosibirsk, Russia
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Interests: synthetic and natural diamonds; diamond synthesis and growth; high pressure high temperature; experimental modelling of natural diamond formation; diamond mineralogy; diamond properties and applications
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Crystals: Diamond Crystals
Special Issue in Crystals: Diamond Crystals Volume II
Prof. Dr. Sergey V. Krivovichev
1. Kola Science Center, Russian Academy of Sciences, Fersmana str. 14, 184209 Apatity, Russia
2. Department of Crystallography, Institute of Earth Sciences, St. Petersburg State University, University Emb. 7/9, 199034 St. Petersburg, Russia
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Interests: mineralogy; crystallography; structural complexity; uranium
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Minerals: Actinide Mineralogy and Crystallography
Special Issue in Minerals: Arctic Mineral Resources: Science and Technology
Special Issue in Minerals: Selected Papers from the XIX International Meeting on Crystal Chemistry, X-ray Diffraction and Spectroscopy of Minerals
Dr. Sytle M. Antao
Department of Geoscience, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4, Canada
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Interests: mineralogy; crystallography; powder diffraction; single-crystal diffraction; crystal chemistry
Prof. Dr. Thomas N. Kerestedjian
Department of Mineralogy and Mineral Resources, Geological Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 24 Acad. Georgi Bonchev str., 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
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Interests: mineralogy; ore geology; crystal growth; crystal structure; powder diffraction; crystal morphology; sector zoning; twining; environmental mineralogy; geochemistry; databases
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Special Issue in Minerals: Geopolymers
Prof. Dr. Luca Bindi
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università di Firenze, 50121, Florence, Italy
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Interests: aperiodic crystals; coordination chemistry; crystal chemistry; phase transitions; sulfides; sulfosalts; structural chemistry; determination of structure; twinning; x-ray diffraction
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Topical Collection in Minerals: New Minerals
Dr. Cristiana L. Ciobanu
School of Chemical Engineering, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia
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Interests: ore-forming processes; nanoscale characterisation of ore minerals; microanalysis
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Minerals: Advances in Mineral Analytical Techniques
Special Issue in Minerals: Minerals Down to the Nanoscale: A Glimpse at Ore-Forming Processes
Dr. Raffaella Demichelis
Curtin Institute for Computation, The Institute for Geoscience Research (TIGeR), and Department of Chemistry, Curtin University, 6845 Perth WA, Australia
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Interests: nucleation and crystal growth; biomineralization; surface chemistry; modelling; mineral-fluid interface; nanotubes; Density Functional Theory; Force fields; vibrational spectroscopy
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Special Issue in Minerals: Computational Methods in Mineralogy and Geochemistry
Prof. Dr. Denis Gebauer
Institut für Anorganische Chemie, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Callinstr. 9, 30167 Hannover, Germany
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Interests: physical chemistry; materials chemistry; crystallization; nucleation; non-classical crystallization; polyamorphism; pre-nucleation clusters; biomineralization; additive-controlled crystallization; bio-inspired materials
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Special Issue in Minerals: Nucleation of Minerals: Precursors, Intermediates and Their Use in Materials Chemistry
Prof. Dr. Ulrich A. Glasmacher
Thermochronology and Archaeometry Group, Institute of Earth Sciences, University Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 234, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Tel. +49 6221 54 4866; Fax: +49 6221 54 5503
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Interests: thermochronology; long-term landscape evolution; structural evolution; material science with accelerated ions; geo-bio interaction; archaeometry; luminescence; ore deposits and economic geology
Prof. Dr. Xiandong Liu
State Key Laboratory for Mineral Deposits Research, School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China
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Interests: computational mineral sciences; atomistic simulation; mineral-fluid interfaces; clay minerals; oxides; coordination geochemistry
Dr. Mariko Nagashima
Graduate School of Sciences and Technology for Innovation, Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi 753-8512, Japan
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Interests: natural and synthetic minerals especially containing transition elements; minerals formed under low-grade metamorphism and hydrothermal activity; hydrogen bond
Prof. Dr. William Skinner
Minerals and Resource Engineering, Future Industries Institute, University of South Australia, Mawson Lakes Campus, SA 5095, Australia
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Interests: mineral processing; surface chemistry; flotation; XPS; ToF-SIMS; synchrotron science; hydrometallurgy
Dr. Alireza Somarin
Department of Geology, Brandon University, Brandon, MB R7A 6A9, Canada
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Interests: mineralogy; geochemistry; hydrothermal alteration; ore deposit
Dr. Frank Wendler
Department of Materials Science, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Dr.-Mack-Strasse 77, 90762 Fürth, Germany
Fax: +49 721 606 279
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Interests: modelling and simulation; multiscale modeling; hydrothermal; growth; rock vein sealing; partially molten rocks; micromagnetism; displacive phase transitions
Prof. Dr. Peng Yuan
Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510640, China
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Interests: clay mineralogy; surface physics and chemistry of minerals; nanomineralogy; non-metallic minerals and their applications in geosystems and in industry
Prof. Dr. Jianxi Zhu
Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Guangzhou 510640, China
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Interests: clay mineralogy; environmental mineralogy; organoclays; mineral surface/interface reactions; in-situ characterization technologies for clay minerals in water
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