Special Issue "Mineral Materials"
A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2018)
Prof. Dr. Huaming Yang
1. Centre for Mineral Materials, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China
2. School of Minerals Processing and Bioengineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China
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Interests: mineral materials; nanoclay; mineral surface; mineral-based catalyst; energy materials; computational simulation
Mineral materials is an interesting and multiple-subject intersectional field, which is focused on advanced functional materials from natural minerals, including their physicochemical aspects, microstructure investigations, functional design, computational simulations, and corresponding applications in energy and environmental fields. The general methods for tailoring mineral materials include surface modification, functional loading, doping and structure reformation for natural minerals. Especially, functional modification refers primarily to surface loading, grafting, structure adjustment, and doping, which could selectively change the surface structure, charge, adsorption and reactivity properties of minerals. Density functional theory (DFT) calculations can analyze the electronic structure and energy changes of mineral materials.Prof. Dr. Huaming Yang
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- Mineral materials
- Layered structure
- Surface and interface
- Functional design
- Energy and environment
- DFT calculations