Special Issue "Structure and Crystallochemistry 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: 30 April 2021.
Interests: structural characterization; clay minerals; clays for pollution control in waste effluents; clays as mineral barriers in the design of waste management
Interests: mineralogy and geochemistry of clay minerals focussed to their characterization in order to address the role of geochemistry of mineral barriers in the design of waste management and residual effluents controls
Identifying the best applications of clay minerals requires a thorough knowledge of their structure and crystallochemical properties. Clay minerals’ structure consists of aluminosilicate layers (or sheets) in which the fundamental building blocks are composed of tetrahedral and octahedral units. These materials present an enormous structural versatility and capacity to evolve due to interlayer cations, stacking of the layers’ isomorphic substitutions, polymorphous transformations by octahedral cation migration, and other features. These properties influence their behavior in various natural or technical processes.
This Special Issue will focus on the accurate determination of the structural and crystallochemical characteristics of clay minerals, with the aim of better understanding and predict their properties.
Dr. Ana I. Ruiz
Dr. Jaime Cuevas Rodríguez
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- clay minerals
- mixed layers
- octahedral sheet
- tetrahedral sheet
- coupled substitutions
- redox processes
- defects and surface properties
- structural formulae
- diffraction techniques
- x-ray fluorescence spectroscopy