Several structural families reported in this book can be described by using concepts of modular crystallography (Thompson 1978; Veblen 1991; Merlino 1997; Ferraris et al. 2004). This chapter presents three groups of microporous minerals emphasizing the modular aspects of their crystal structures and the role that modularity plays in correlating different structures as well as structure and properties, namely aspects aimed at an engineering of microporous materials (cf. Rocha and Lin 2005).

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The description of a crystal structure as an edifice consisting of complex building modules that occur also in other structures implicitly leads...

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