The crystal structure of mineral fibres
Paolo Ballirano, Andrea Bloise, Alessandro F. Gualtieri, Marco Lezzerini, Alessandro Pacella, Natale Perchiazzi, Meral Dogan, A. Umran Dogan, 2017. "The crystal structure of mineral fibres", Mineral Fibres: Crystal Chemistry, Chemical-Physical Properties, Biological Interaction and Toxicity, A. F. Gualtieri
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This chapter deals with the crystal structure of regulated and unregulated mineral fibres. The aim is to provide readers, both specialists and researchers broadly interested in environmental problems, with up-to-date information on a topic that is expanding daily. The chapter describes specifically the structure of the fibrous modification whenever available and outlines possible differences from the corresponding prismatic variety. Details of the experimental techniques used for structure determination/refinement are reported also, if appropriate, to outline the experimental difficulties faced due to the small dimensions, sensitivity and chemical complexity of mineral fibres.
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Mineral Fibres: Crystal Chemistry, Chemical-Physical Properties, Biological Interaction and Toxicity
The state of the art in the field of mineral fibres is illustrated and discussed here, with a multidisciplinary approach taking into account all the different scientific strands (biology, chemistry, epidemiology, mineralogy, physics, toxicology etc.). The different views have been considered in an attempt to assemble the pieces of the jigsaw and to present the reader with an up-to-date and complete picture.