Special Issue "Crystallization in Solid Solution-Aqueous Solution Systems"
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 May 2019
Prof. Dr. José Manuel Astilleros
Departamento de Mineralogía y Petrología, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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Interests: crystal growth at low temperatures; mineral–water interface geochemistry; dissolution-precipitation reactions; sorption of heavy metals by mineral surfaces; epitaxy of minerals; carbonates; sulphates
Natural crystallization in aqueous systems involves in most cases the incorporation of foreign ions into the growing mineral, resulting in the formation of solid phases with substitutional impurities in their structures, i.e., solid solutions. On the Earth’s surface, subsurface and aquatic environments the formation of solid solutions from multicomponent aqueous solutions is one of the most ubiquitous phenomena. Understanding the parameters that control crystallization in solid solution-aqueous solution systems is key to be able of deriving from solid solutions reliable information about natural paleoenvironments and paleoclimates, understanding global element cycling as well as developing efficient treatments for the remediation of the contamination of soils and waters based in the formation of solid solutions. This Special Issue will focus on different aspects of the crystallization in solid solution-aqueous solution systems, including both, primary crystallization and dissolution-recrystallization processes. We welcome manuscripts dealing with recent advances on environmental remediation by crystallization of solid solution, the relationship between isomorphic substitutions and polymorph selection and polymorph stability crossovers, crystal growth mechanisms and kinetics, crystal habit variation, ion partitioning at equilibrium and at far from equilibrium conditions, solid solutions in biomineralization, and, in general, any topic that involves the formation of solid solutions from multicomponent aqueous solutions.
Prof. Dr. José Manuel Astilleros
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- solid solution-aqueous solution systems
- dissolution-recrystallization processes
- ion sorption
- ion partitioning
- global element cycle