Special Issue "Understanding Geochemical Processes Using Rare Earth Element Content of Natural and Anthropogenic Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021) | Viewed by 8107
Interests: archaeological science; chemical elements; archaeological materials; analytical chemistry
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There is a long history of using rare earth element (REE) concentrations in pure geochemistry and deep earth processes, i.e., magma chamber evolution. However, there has been less focus on either natural surficial processes such as weathering, sediment transport etc. or human/anthropogenic activities as diverse as farming or industrial contamination. The importance of REE movement through the environment will increase with their use for turbine magnets in the green electric economy. The aim of this Special Issue is to encourage the wider use and reporting of REE as tracers of these geochemical processes in the surface environment. Thus, building a community of geochemists, soil and materials scientists, contamination specialists and archaeologists.
Dr. Gianni Gallello
Dr. Simon Chenery
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- rare earth elements (REE)
- geochemical processes
- industrial materials
- contemporary human activities and ancient human activities