Minerals as advanced materials

Depmeier, Wulf (2009) Minerals as advanced materials Crystal Research and Technology, 44 (10). pp. 1122-1130.

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Abstract

A resume is given on relationships between minerals and materials. It is shown that Nature has many advantages over technology which can be profitably exploited for finding new materials with useful properties. However, Nature has also inherent limitations. Therefore, it seems advisable to use the knowledge of minerals as a treasure which can be tapped for getting inspired on the way to finding new materials. Several examples are given, including those of zorite/ETS-4/ETS-10, boracites, zircon, kesterite, a natural quasicrystal, opals, ultramarine and mayenite.

Document Type: Article
Additional Information: Sp. Iss. SI516AS
Keywords: mineralsadvanced materials microporous titanosilicate crystal-structure
Research affiliation: OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence
Kiel University
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0232-1300
Projects: Future Ocean
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2011 12:14
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2012 06:34
URI: http://eprints.uni-kiel.de/id/eprint/9339

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