Special Issue "Studies on Kinetics and Processes of Serpentinization"

A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X). This special issue belongs to the section "Mineral Geochemistry and Geochronology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2023) | Viewed by 364

Special Issue Editors

SUSTech Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen 518055, China
Interests: water-rock interaction; serpentinization; serpentinization kinetics
Center for High Pressure Science and Technology Advanced Research (HPSTAR), Beijing 100094, China
Interests: deep carbon; abiotic synthesis of organic compound; chemistry of the Earth’s mantle and core; crust-mantle interaction; high-pressure experimental geochemistry; high-pressure metamorphic petrology
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State Key Laboratory of Isotope Geochemistry, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510640, China
Interests: water-rock interaction; element and isotope geochemistry; the hydrolysis behavior of metal complexes
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The process of serpentinization greatly influences geodynamics and the recycling of volatiles (such as water and carbon) in subduction zones and may be closely linked to the genesis of arc magmas. The process of serpentinization produces molecular hydrogen (H2) and methane (CH4) that are capable of supporting microorganisms in hydrothermal vent fields. For this Special Issue, we invite contributions related to the processes and kinetics of serpentinization, including mineralogy, petrology, major and trace element geochemistry, isotope geochemistry and experimental observations about fluid-rock interactions. Both observations of natural serpentinized peridotites and experimental studies about the serpentinization of olivine and peridotite are welcomed.

Dr. Ruifang Huang
Dr. Renbiao Tao
Dr. Xing Ding
Guest Editors

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  • the kinetics of serpentinization
  • molecular hydrogen (H2) and methane (CH4) formation
  • geochemistry of serpentinites
  • fluid-rock interactions
  • hydrothermal vents

Published Papers

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