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Mineal Nucleation and Growth Kinetics: Generating a general, fundemental model by integrating atomic, macro- and field-scale investigations

Mineal Nucleation and Growth Kinetics: Generating a general, fundemental model by integrating atomic, macro- and field-scale investigations

Objective

The MIN-GRO Research and Training Network (RTN) combines the expertise of eight universities and an industrial partner, joining together complementary skills and the analytical facilities of Europe's leading Mineral Growth specialists to train 12 young scientists for the European job market. The MIN-GRO fellows will be integrated into dynamic groups is Germany, France, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, and the United Kingdom, combining approaches and state-of-the-art instrumentation in a spear-headed attack on one of the mysteries of natural materials science. The answers found from the investigations of carbonate minerals will revolutionalize the way crystal nucleation and growth are modelled in general, and provide required base information for advances i n technology for CO2 sequestration, groundwater treatment, waste management and storage, enhanced oil recovery from chalk reservoirs, manufacture of more functional materials for paper, paint, pigment, pharmaceuticals and optical devices, and provide clues for understanding bio-mineralisation, a necessary key for medical advances in treatment of osteoporosis and arthritis.

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Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)

Address

Rue Michel-Ange 3
Paris

France

Administrative Contact

Eric OELKERS (Dr)

Participants (8)

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KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

SCIENCE INSTITUTE - UNIVERSITY OF ICELAND.

Iceland

STATOIL ASA

Norway

UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO

Spain

UNIVERSITETET I OSLO

Norway

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON.

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

United Kingdom

WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS - UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 35488

  • Start date

    1 January 2007

  • End date

    31 December 2010

Funded under:

FP6-MOBILITY

Coordinated by:

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)

France