Special Issue "Functional Design of Clay Minerals"
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: 15 July 2020.
2. School of Minerals Processing and Bioengineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China
Interests: mineral materials; nanoclay; mineral surface; mineral-based catalyst; energy materials; computational simulation
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Interests: clay minerals; organoclays; environmental remediation; mineral based nano composites; novel building materials
Functional design of clay minerals is a key strategy to realize its high value utilization. The special issue primarily focuses on the functional strategy and theoretical study of clay minerals, and their application in the environment, energy, and biomedicine fields. Functional design mainly includes the controllable loading of nanomaterials on the surface of clay minerals, interlayer structure adjust and interface binding behavior. Also the interaction of biological cells with clay minerals was emphasized. Furthermore, density functional theory (DFT) calculations can analyse the electronic structure and energy of functionalized clay minerals at the atomic molecular level.
Prof. Dr. Huaming Yang
Dr. Yunfei Xi
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- clay minerals
- nanotubular clay
- functional design
- energy and environmental applications
- atomic molecular interface
- DFT calculation.