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The nanoscale control of reactive fluids on geological processes within the solid Earth

Project description

Nanoscale processes in the solid Earth could have the power to move mountains

The Earth is a terrestrial planet dominated by crystalline rocks. The flow of water through its rocks is associated with reactions that play an important role in various processes including the structure of the planet and the carbon cycle. Most people would consider the transport mechanisms of fluid flow through the rocks to be driven by large-scale macroscopic properties and events. While such things are certainly important, focussing only on these may not reveal the full story. The EU-funded nanoEARTH project is investigating nanoscale fluid–rock interactions, incorporating processes that occur inside mineral nanopores and developing models of the multiscale physical processes. The project's outcomes will help bring nanoscience to the forefront and highlight its relevance to geoscience.

Host institution

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Net EU contribution
€ 1 572 500,00
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Netherlands

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Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 1 572 500,00
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht

See on map

Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00