Special Issue "Microtexture Characterization of Rocks and Minerals"
A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X). This special issue belongs to the section "Crystallography and Physical Chemistry of Minerals & Nanominerals".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).
Microtextures, the physical or structural aspects of minerals and rocks, may include the interrelationships of minerals, the preferred orientation of grains, the internal textures of minerals, etc., which reflect the histories of crystallization, dissolution–precipitation, and deformation of minerals. Therefore, the detailed study of processes by characterizing microtextures in minerals and rocks at the microscopic scales is now a major area of research and particularly provides a fundament for interpreting the chemical and isotopic results of minerals. Moreover, new observational facilities and techniques, such as FE–SEM–BSE imaging, 3D micro-CT imaging using synchrotron, and microscale elemental mapping of trace elements using LA–ICP–MS, are being developed and used for characterizing various microtextures with high resolution quality. In the light of these considerations, this Special Issue invites the latest advances in the microtextural characterization of minerals and rocks in order to understand their forming processes. Consequently, submissions dealing with microtextural aspects of minerals and rocks are welcome and encouraged.
Prof. Dr. Yungoo Song
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- structural aspects
- preferred orientation
- 3D micro-CT
- elemental mapping