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New Perspectives on Mineral Nucleation and Growth

From Solution Precursors to Solid Materials

Editors: van Driessche, A., Kellermeier, M., Benning, L.G., Gebauer, D. (Eds.)

  • Comprises a comprehensive overview on classical and non-classical models of nucleation especially designed for beginners in the field to quickly grasp the state of the art
  • Step-by-step discussion of the different stages of mineral nucleation allows readers to easily identify relevant sections and learn more about specific aspects they are interested in
  • Postulates a framework for a unified theory of mineral nucleation from solution
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About this book

In the last decade, numerous studies have demonstrated the existence of alternative pathways to nucleation and crystallisation that oppose the classical view. Such proposed scenarios include multistage reactions proceeding via various precursor species and/or intermediate phases. The aim of this book is to review and discuss these recent advances in our understanding of the early stages of mineralisation through a series of contributions that address both experimental and theoretical studies about the formation and nature of initial precursor species (e.g., prenucleation clusters, dense liquid phases, amorphous nanoparticles, etc.) as well as their transformations leading to the stable mineral phase. Several chapters are devoted to cutting-edge analytical techniques used for investigating the above processes in situ, in real time and at conditions relevant to both natural and industrial processes. At the end of the book, the editors summarize the key questions that still need to be addressed in order to establish a complete picture of the nucleation and growth processes involved during the formation of minerals 

About the authors

Dr. Alexander Van Driessche is connected to the University of Granada and is an expert in the field of Chemical Kinetics, Chemical Thermodynamics and Materials Chemistry. 

Prof Liane G Benning is Professor of Experimental Biogeochemistry and connected to the School of Earth and Environment at Leeds University. Her research addresses geochemical reaction mechanisms at low to hydrothermal temperatures in inorganic and biologic systems.

Field-work in the last few years included geothermal extreme environments in Iceland and New Zealand and cryogenic extreme environments (cold deserts) in the European Arctic (Svalbard, Greenland, Iceland).

Professor Dennis Gebauer, works for the university of Konstanz in Konstanz and is since 2014 a member of the executive board of the Graduate School of Chemistry of the Chemistry department of that same university. Besides, being a member of the management Committee of the COST action TD0903 and a member of the Scientific Staff of the Max Planck Institute. 

 Dr. Mathias Kellermeier is connected to BASF after receiving his PhD summa cum laude n Co-Mineralization of Alkaline-Earth Metal Carbonates and Silica" at the university of  Regensburg in 2011. 

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Nucleation Pathways in Electrolyte Solutions

    Yoreo, James J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • Novel Paradigms in Nonclassical Nucleation Theory

    Lutsko, James F.

    Pages 25-41

  • Challenges and Perspectives of the Polymer-Induced Liquid-Precursor Process: The Pathway from Liquid-Condensed Mineral Precursors to Mesocrystalline Products

    Wolf, Stephan E. (et al.)

    Pages 43-75

  • Structural Characteristics and the Occurrence of Polyamorphism in Amorphous Calcium Carbonate

    Fernandez-Martinez, Alejandro (et al.)

    Pages 77-92

  • ACC and Vaterite as Intermediates in the Solution-Based Crystallization of CaCO3

    Rodriguez-Blanco, Juan Diego (et al.)

    Pages 93-111

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-45667-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Perspectives on Mineral Nucleation and Growth
Book Subtitle
From Solution Precursors to Solid Materials
Editors
  • Alexander van Driessche
  • Matthias Kellermeier
  • Liane G. Benning
  • Dennis Gebauer
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-45669-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-45669-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-45667-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 380
Number of Illustrations and Tables
25 b/w illustrations, 74 illustrations in colour
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