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Synchrotron X-ray investigations of mineral-microbe-metal interactions

Kenneth M. Kemner, Edward J. O'Loughlin, Shelly D. Kelly and Maxim I. Boyanov
Synchrotron X-ray investigations of mineral-microbe-metal interactions
Elements (September 2005) 1 (4): 217-221


Interactions between microbes and minerals can play an important role in metal transformations (i.e. changes to an element's valence state, coordination chemistry, or both), which can ultimately affect that element's mobility. Mineralogy affects microbial metabolism and ecology in a system; microbes, in turn, can affect the system's mineralogy. Increasingly, synchrotron-based X-ray experiments are in routine use for determining an element's valence state and coordination chemistry, as well as for examining the role of microbes in metal transformations.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 1
Serial Issue: 4
Title: Synchrotron X-ray investigations of mineral-microbe-metal interactions
Affiliation: Argonne National Laboratory, Environmental Research Division, Argonne, IL, United States
Pages: 217-221
Published: 200509
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 30
Accession Number: 2006-016954
Categories: Environmental geologyGeneral geochemistry
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2018, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 200606
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