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Zoom Lecture – 14th October 2020: “How to Produce Synthetic Minerals” By Dr. Juan Diego Rodriguez-Blanco (TCD)
October 147:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Geologists and many researchers working on different fields of science often need minerals with targeted compositions and structures for various purposes (catalysts, smart technology, standards for analysis, or starting material for experiments). Is it easy to find them in nature? Is it possible to synthesise them using facile methods? This talk will focus on the complexity of mineral synthesis and how the different methods to produce minerals may have unexpected consequences…
Dr. Juan Diego Rodriguez-Blanco is an Ussher Assistant Professor in Nanomineralogy at the Department of Geology, Trinity College Dublin. His fields of research are environmental mineralogy and crystallisation. His research focuses on mineral genesis and the interaction of aqueous species with mineral surfaces. In particular, he studies the mechanisms of mineral nucleation and growth and the interaction of common seawater ions, pollutants and organics with mineral surfaces and their relevance to global-scale processes like biomineralisation, biogeochemical element cycling and the evolution of the global chemistry of the oceans.
Date and Time: Wednesday 14th October, 19:00 – 20:00
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