Special Issue "High Pressure Minerals"
A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2017) | Viewed by 7941
Interests: surface chemistry; electrochemistry; corrosion mitigation; coatings; functional materials
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During the past few years, high-pressure mineral research has observed increasing interest. This is especially due to technological breakthroughs, such as the introduction of pressure generating technologies. The diamond anvil cell and shock wave compression devices allowed the investigation of materials at physical conditions that were unimaginable only 20 years ago. The application of high pressure, especially with high temperatures, has revealed unexpected crystal structures that become exciting modifications of physical and chemical properties of minerals. These experimental studies, especially when coupled with theoretical investigation based on molecular dynamic simulation, has resulted in a fundamental importance in many scientific fields, ranging from the constitution and the dynamics of planets' interiors, to the design of new functional materials. The variety of the mineral phases observed in these extreme conditions provides a common ground, bridging scientific communities with different cultural and experimental backgrounds. Insights from high-pressure studies have guided, for example, the design of new materials for electronic and pharmaceutical applications, as well as provided glimpses into how to explain questions related to the Solar System’s evolution, planets geodynamics, polymorph stability, organic reactivity, and energy conversion systems, to name a few.
This Special Issue will provide a timely opportunity to report on recent progress in the full range of modern mineralogical and geodynamical research, as well as in material science investigations. Papers providing experimental data on high-pressure crystallography, synthesis, spectroscopies, diffraction, and computer simulations at various levels are also welcome.
Dr. Stefano Caporali
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- high pressure chemistry
- shock phases
- lower mantle materials
- hypervelocity impacts