Special Issue "Nanotubular and Nanofibrous Clay Minerals"

A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X). This special issue belongs to the section "Clays and Engineered Mineral Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Wenbin Yu
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Guest Editor
Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guiyang, Guizhou 550081, China
Interests: surface/interface reactivity of nanoporous minerals; high-efficiency applications of mineral resources; modification of nanoporous structures; effect of nanoconfinement
Prof. Dr. Hongjuan Sun
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Guest Editor
Institute of Mineral Materials and Application, Southwest University of Science and Technology, Mianyang 621010, China
Interests: science and engineering of nanostructured clay minerals and industrial applications; preparation and application of graphene materials; processes intensification for nanofabrication and solid waste resource utilization
Prof. Dr. Lala Setti Belaroui
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Guest Editor
Material Chemistry Laboratory (LCM), University of Oran1Ahmed Ben Bella, Oran 31000, Algeria
Interests: nanogeoscience; mineralogy; functionalization and application of clay and fibrous clays as adsorbent, biosensor, antibacterial or catalyst
Prof. Dr. Quan Wan
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Guest Editor
Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guiyang, Guizhou 550081, China
Interests: nanogeoscience; mineralogy; experimental geochemistry; (nano)materials science; polymer chemistry and physics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nanotubular and nanofibrous clay minerals, such as halloysite, chrysotile, palygorskite, sepiolite, etc., have been attracting more and more research attention, because of their unique one-dimensional structure, easily regulated properties and diverse applications. This Special Issue entitled “Nanotubular and nanofibrous clay minerals” will cover both fundamental aspects and actual applications of the abovementioned clay minerals. We would like to solicit high-quality research papers in areas including (but not limited to) synthesis, characterization, modification, properties of nanotubular and nanofibrous clay minerals, as well as their applications in environmental protection and remediation, materials science, engineering, agriculture, medicine, and energy. Both original research articles and reviews are welcome.

Dr. Wenbin Yu
Prof. Dr. Hongjuan Sun
Prof. Dr. Lala Setti Belaroui
Prof. Dr. Quan Wan
Guest Editors

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 1800 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.

Keywords

  • Halloysite
  • Chrysotile
  • Sepiolite
  • Palygorskite
  • Imogolite
  • Modification
  • Characterization
  • Applications
  • Adsorption
  • Catalysis
  • Nanocomposites
  • Biosensor
  • Antibacterial
  • Drug carriers

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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