Minerals as Advanced Materials I by Thomas Armbruster (auth.), Prof. Dr. Sergey V. Krivovichev

By Thomas Armbruster (auth.), Prof. Dr. Sergey V. Krivovichev (eds.)

This publication represents a suite of papers offered on the 1st overseas workshop ‘Minerals as complicated fabrics I’ deliberate as an alternate of principles among mineralogists and fabric scientists. the fundamental proposal of the workshop was once to spot minerals and mineral gadgets that experience or possibly have certain actual, chemical and structural homes which are of curiosity from the perspective of utilized mineralogy and fabric technological know-how. the subjects lined comprise: zeolites, their traditional prevalence, homes and functions; microporous and mesoporous mineral levels; layered mineral buildings and composites; average nanostructures (nanotubes, nanoclusters, nanocomposites, photonic crystals); organic minerals and biocompatible fabrics; minerals as actinide host matrices and different points of interactions among mineralogy and fabric sciences.

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References ˚ (plomBonaccorsi E, Merlino S, Kampf AR (2004) The crystal structure of tobermorite 14 A bierite), a C–S–H phase. J Am Ceram Soc 88:505–512 Bonaccorsi E, Merlino S (2005) Modular microporous minerals: cancrinite-davyne group and C–S–H phases. Rev Mineral Geochem 57:241–290 44 S. Merlino et al. Ferreira A, Ananias D, Carlos LD, Morais CM, Rocha J (2003) Novel microporous lanthanide silicates with tobermorite-like structure. J Am Ceram Soc 125:14573–14579 Garra W (2007) Silicati microporosi di terre rare, con struttura tipo “tobermorite”: preparazione e studio strutturale.

As regards clinotobermorite, the last member of the group, it was firstly described as a new mineral from Fuka (Japan) in skarns occurring at the contact between quartz monzonite dykes and limestones (Henmi and Kusachi, 1989, 1992). Later it was found in fissures of the Wessels mine, associated with xonotlite and datolite (Hoffmann and Armbruster, 1997). ˚ has been prepared from a variety of startAlthough synthetic tobermorite 11 A ing materials, the synthesis procedures most widely used are either hydrothermal reactions of mixtures of CaO or Ca(OH)2 and finely ground quartz or autoclaving amorphous C–S–H preparations of appropriate CaO:SiO2 ratio (more details may be found in Bonaccorsi and Merlino, 2005).

Baur WH (1995) Why the open framework of zeolite A does not collapse, while the dense framework of natrolite is collapsible. In: Rozwadowski M (ed) Proceedings of the 2nd Polish– German Zeolite Colloquim. Nicholas Copernicus University Press, Toru´n, pp 171–185 Bosenick A, Dove MT, Myers ER, Palin EJ, Sainz–Diaz CI, Guiton BS, Warren MC, Craig MS, Redfern SAT (2001) Computational methods for the study of energies of cation distributions: applications to cation-ordering phase transitions and solid solutions.

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