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Highlights in Applied Mineralogy

Ed. by Heuss-Aßbichler, Soraya / Amthauer, Georg / John, Melanie

With contrib. by Behnam, Akhavan / Buck, Gerald / Capacci, Fabio / Checa, Antonio / Di Benedetto, Francesco / Eisenhauer, Anton / Giere, Reto / Gies, Hermann / Griesshaber, Erika / Gunder, Rene / Heimann, Robert B. / Hirsch, Antje / Hoelzel, Markus / Jarvis, Karyn / Julien, Christian / Kadletz, Peter M. / Klang, Katharina / Kelm, Klemens / Lauer, Christoph / Leppin, Leonhard / Lumpkin, Gregory R. / Marler, Bernd / Marquardt, Julien / Mauger, Alain / Majewski, Peter / Neumeier, Stefan / Nickel, Klaus / Pardi, Luca / Lars, Peter / Pöllmann, Herbert / Rettenwander, Daniel / Roth, Georg / Romanelli, Maurizio / Rousseau, Marthe / Sato, Tsutomu / Schiebel, Korbinian / Schlenz, Hartmut / Schmahl, Wolfgang / Smith, Katherine L. / Schorr, Susan / Stöber, Stefan / Wagner, Reinhard / Yin, Xiaofei / Ziegler, Andreas

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    Publication Date:
    December 2017
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    Aims and Scope

    What can we learn from nature? The study of the physical, chemical and structural properties of well-known minerals in the geo- and biosphere creates new opportunities for innovative applications in technology, environment or medicine. This book highlights today’s research on outstanding minerals such as garnets used as components in all solid state batteries, delafossite formation during wastewater treatment, monazites for the immobilization of high level radioactive waste or hyroxylapatite as bioactive material for medical implant applications.

    Part I: High-technology materials
    Lithium ion–conducting oxide garnets
    Olivine-type battery materials
    Natural and synthetic zeolites
    Microstructure analysis of chalcopyrite-type CuInSe2 and kesterite-type Cu2ZnSnSe4 absorber layers in thin film solar cells
    Surface-engineered silica via plasma polymer deposition
    Crystallographic symmetry analysis in NiTi shape memory alloys

    Part II: Environmental mineralogy
    Gold, silver, and copper in the geosphere and anthroposphere: can industrial wastewater act as an anthropogenic resource?
    Applied mineralogy for recovery from the accident of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
    Phosphates as safe containers for radionuclides
    Immobilization of high-level waste calcine (radwaste) in perovskites
    Titanate ceramics for high-level nuclear waste immobilization

    Part III: Biomineralization, biomimetics, and medical mineralogy
    Patterns of mineral organization in carbonate biological hard materials
    Sea urchin spines as role models for biological design and integrative structures
    Nacre: a biomineral, a natural biomaterial, and a source of bio-inspiration
    Hydroxylapatite coatings: applied mineralogy research in the bioceramics field
    A procedure to apply spectroscopic techniques in the investigation of silica-bearing industrial materials

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    24.0 x 17.0 cm
    xvi, 344 pages
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    Soraya Heuss-Aßbichler and Melanie John, LM University, Munich, Germany.

    Georg Amthauer, PL University, Salzburg, Austria.

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