Physics and Chemistry of Minerals and Fluids MPhil
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Physics and Chemistry of minerals and Fluids, studies the structure, properties and stabilities of minerals and fluids. Particular emphasis is given to studies of mineral surfaces, amorphous precipitates and geofluids.
Innovative applications of advanced analytical, spectroscopic and imaging techniques are combined with theory to model the geometric and electronic structures and properties of minerals and their surfaces, fluid species, and mineral-fluid interactions. Various cutting edge techniques mean we can study, for example, the structure and chemistry of potentially toxic metals from their presence as trace elements in solution, through the formation of colloidal particles, and on to sorption at mineral surfaces, or precipitation as part of a solid phase.
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