Special Issue "Selenide Mineralization"

A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 May 2020

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Jiří Sejkora

Department of Mineralogy and Petrology, National Museum, Cirkusová 1740, CZ-19300 Praha 9, Czech Republic
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Interests: mineralogy; crystallography; economic geology; geochemistry; selenides; sulfides; sulfosalts; oxysalt minerals; Raman spectroscopy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Selenide minerals have attracted the interest of mineralogists and crystallographers since the discovery of selenium by Jöns Jacob Berzelius in 1817. Nowadays, selenide minerals and inorganic compounds are inspiring objects of investigation, not only for mineralogists, crystallographers, geochemists, and spectroscopists, but also for chemists, who synthesize a large number of compounds inspired by their potential application as thermoelectric materials or semiconductors for photovoltaic devices, etc. The conditions of the formation of selenide minerals are known in general; however, many questions remain, such as the sources of selenium and accompanying elements, the composition of hydrothermal fluids, and the P-T-X conditions of their formation.

This Special Issue welcomes contributions on selenide mineralogy, geochemistry, and economic geology, helping to describe the crystal-chemistry of such a compound, its variable geochemistry (including Se-S substitution), and to give further insights into the ore processes related to the formation of selenium-bearing ore deposits.

Dr. Jiří Sejkora
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • selenide minerals
  • chemical composition
  • crystal structure
  • phase relations, P-T-X conditions of formation
  • origin of selenide deposits

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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