Special Issue "Mineralogical Crystallography (3rd Edition)"
A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Mineralogical Crystallography and Biomineralization".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2023 | Viewed by 12680
Interests: crystallography; mineralogy; X-ray diffraction; uranium; inorganic chemistry; radiochemistry
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Special Issue in Crystals: Mineralogical Crystallography (2nd Edition)
Crystallography remains for mineralogy one of the main sources of information about natural crystalline substances. Additionally, it should be noted that International Mineralogical Association and UNESCO celebrates 2022 – the Year of Mineralogy. 2022 is the bicentennial of the death of René Just Haüy (born 1743) who is considered to be one of the founders of crystallography and mineralogy in their modern state. 1822 is also when Haüy’s Traité de minéralogy and Traité de cristallographie were published. Mineralogy is one of the oldest branches of science with its origin in at least antic times, but its scientific renaissance have started a little more than a century ago, when precise crystallographic studies, such as X-ray structural analysis (mainly, but not only), significantly improved the value of research results. Since the first decade of the XX century mineralogy and crystallography together play a key role in our everyday lives. 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.
The first Volume of the “Mineralogical Crystallography” Special Issue (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/crystals/special_issues/mineralogical_crystallography) features eleven important surveys covering such topics as: discovery of new mineral species; crystal chemistry of minerals and their synthetic analogs; behavior of minerals at non-ambient conditions; biomineralogy; and crystal growth techniques. The number of papers within the “Mineralogical Crystallography Volume II” has increased to sixteen and their distribution has also slightly changed: Crystal chemistry and properties of minerals and their synthetic analogs; Gemology; Natural-based cement materials; Biomineralogy; and Crystal growth techniques. Both Special Issues appeared to be very fruitful, so these online issues have been also published as printed book versions (https://www.mdpi.com/books/pdfview/book/2952 and https://www.mdpi.com/books/book/6452). This tendency demonstrates an increasing interest in the crystallography of natural phases and mineral-like synthetic compounds.
We hope that the continuation will keep the bar at the same significant height, and the new set of reviews and articles will again arouse genuine interest among readers and, perhaps, push them to their own successful research. So, we are very pleased to announce that the third Volume of the “Mineralogical Crystallography” Special Issue is now open to receive your manuscripts. Additionally, what is even more pleasant, the Special Issue "Mineralogical Crystallography Volume III" is announced to be open in 2022, thus celebrating the Year of Mineralogy.
We invite you to participate in this Issue and to contribute your research results in the fields of new mineral species discovery, structural studies of minerals and related synthetic materials, crystal chemical overviews of various mineral groups, the evolution of mineral species and their crystal structures, and descriptions of growth processes and the properties of the natural crystalline compounds.
Dr. Vladislav V. Gurzhiy
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- crystal chemistry
- X-ray diffraction
- crystal structures
- crystal growth
- mineral evolution