Special Issue "Feature Papers in Crystallography, Mineralogy, and Physical Chemistry of Minerals 2019"

A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X). This special issue belongs to the section "Crystallography and Physical Chemistry of Minerals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Huifang Xu

Department of Geoscience, and Materials Science Program, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 1215 West Dayton Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
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Phone: 608-2655887
Interests: nano-mineralogy; mineral–water interactions; rock-forming minerals; transmission electron microscopy; electron diffraction; clay minerals; mineral surfaces; mineral defects

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue, “Feature Papers in Crystallography, Mineralogy, and Physical Chemistry of Minerals 2019”, aims to report on recent advances in crystallography, mineralogy, and the physical chemistry of minerals.

Topics include (but are not limited to) new minerals, methods for solving mineral structures and microstructures, behaviors of impurity and trace metals in minerals, modulated structures and aperiodic structures, nano-minerals and their properties, semiconductor and piezoelectric minerals in the earth systems, mineral catalysis in the Earth’s environment, mineral nucleation and crystallization processes, mineral–water interface and mineral–microbe interactions, minerals in carbon cycles, and mineral–organic composites.

The Special Issue will contain by-invitation-only articles from prominent researchers in the field.

Prof. Dr. Huifang Xu
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind 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 monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Crystallography
  • Mineralogy
  • Physical chemistry of minerals

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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