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A stochastic treatment of crystal dissolution kinetics

Andreas Luettge, Rolf S. Arvidson and Cornelius Fischer
A stochastic treatment of crystal dissolution kinetics (in The mineral-water interface, Christine V. Putnis (editor) and Encarnacion Ruiz-Agudo (editor))
Elements (June 2013) 9 (3): 183-188


Many areas of science and industry require a fundamental understanding of crystal dissolution. Examples are diverse and include chemical weathering, pharmaceutical delivery, and the response of marine carbonates to CO (sub 2) increases. Understanding these processes ultimately demands knowledge of reaction dynamics. Techniques allowing high-resolution observations of dissolving crystals have greatly improved our understanding of reaction kinetics at a variety of scales. Atomic force microscopy and vertical scanning interferometry can reveal reaction mechanisms and permit tests of working hypotheses. However, understanding the substantial complexity and heterogeneous distribution of surface reactivity cannot be made by simple observation alone but requires advances in fundamental theory. Model simulations of molecular-scale processes provide the critical link between nanoscale surface observations of crystal dissolution and the phenomenological result at scales of environmental importance.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 9
Serial Issue: 3
Title: A stochastic treatment of crystal dissolution kinetics
Title: The mineral-water interface
Author(s): Luettge, AndreasArvidson, Rolf S.Fischer, Cornelius
Author(s): Putnis, Christine V.editor
Author(s): Ruiz-Agudo, Encarnacioneditor
Affiliation: University of Bremen, Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, Bremen, Germany
Affiliation: University of Muenster, Institut fuer Mineralogie, Munster, Germany
Pages: 183-188
Published: 201306
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: 35
Accession Number: 2013-066165
Categories: General geochemistry
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Secondary Affiliation: University of Granada, ESP, Spain
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201339
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