Gurzhiy, Vladislav V. (editor)
Crystallography remains, for mineralogy, one of the main sources of information on natural crystalline substances. A description of mineral species shape is carried out according to the principles of geometric crystallography; the crystal structure of minerals is determined using X-ray crystallography techniques, and physical crystallography approaches allow one to evaluate various properties of minerals, etc. However, the reverse comparison should not be forgotten as well: the crystallography science, in its current form, was born in the course of mineralogical research, long before preparative chemistry received such extensive development. It is worth noting that, even today, investigations of crystallographic characteristics of minerals regularly open up new horizons in materials science, because the possibilities of nature (fascinating chemical diversity; great variation of thermodynamic parameters; and, of course, almost endless processing time) are still not available for reproduction in any of the world's laboratories. This Special Issue is devoted to mineralogical crystallography, the oldest branch of crystallographic science, and aims to combine important surveys covering topics indicated in the keywords below.
Keywordsgalenobismutite; high pressure; single-crystal X-ray synchrotron diffraction; equation of state; calcium ferrite structure type; lone electron pair; vaterite; calcium carbonate; polymorph; precipitation; synthesis; carbonation; pathogen crystallization; biomimetic synthesis; renal stone; calcium oxalate; apatite; brushite; struvite; octocalcium phosphate; whitlockite; Escherichia coli; Klebsiella pneumoniae; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Staphylococcus aureus; uranyl; selenite; selenate; crystal structure; topology; structural complexity; demesmaekerite; guillemenite; haynesite; coesite; high-temperature Raman; FTIR spectrum; single crystal structure; isobaric Grüneisen parameters; OH-stretching modes; strontium oxalate; solid solutions; ionic substitutions; weddellite; whewellite; X-ray powder diffraction; scanning electron microscopy; EDX spectroscopy; hydroxy-hydrate; sulfate; cesium; schoepite; krasnoshteinite; zeolite-like borate; hydrous aluminum chloroborate; new mineral; microporous crystalline material; evaporitic salt rock; Verkhnekamskoe potassium salt deposit; Perm Krai; anatomy; Cactaceae; oxalate; silica; stem; stanfieldite; phosphate; merrillite; meteorite; pallasite; mesosiderite; luminophore; bioceramics; powder diffraction; Raman spectroscopy; Kamchatka; hot springs; pyrite; complexity of crystal habits; Mars; mineral; crystallography; crystal chemistry; X-ray diffraction; crystal growth; mineral evolution
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Publication date and placeBasel, Switzerland, 2020
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