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Mineral surface

Objective

This proposal focuses on the new interdisciplinary area known as Mineral Surface Science. Understanding the reactivity of mineral surfaces is fundamental to understanding the interaction of minerals with their external chemical environment, and so is concerned with earth processes as diverse as the crystallisation of minerals in metamorphic rocks, to the interaction of minerals with man made pollutants. The very rapid advances made in the last decade in the experimental study of mineral surfaces, and the fact that computational mineralogy is at the point of being able to realistically simulate mineral surfaces in contact with fluids, makes this conference series timely. The objective is to bring together experimentalists and theoreticians and attempt to define the direction of this diverse subject area, especially with the aim of involving young research workers in an enterprise that will be of increasing importance in the future.

Coordinator

EUROPEAN SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Address
Quai Lezay-marntsia 1
67080 Strasbourg
France