Minerals – building blocks of rocks and man-made materials: Properties, stability, and alteration processes
Convenor: Andreas Lüttge
Minerals are the building blocks of rocks and many man-made technical systems. Therefore, minerals and their behavior are often at the center of interest and our research effort. The session will focus on mineral properties, their thermodynamic stability, and the kinetics of alteration processes. Such processes may include crystal nucleation and growth, adsorption, dissolution and corrosion, as well as mineral reactions at a broad range of pressure and temperatures.