Besides being a great reference, the book provides research scientists, university teachers, industrial chemists, physicists, graduate students, and environmental engineers and technologists with the ability to analyze and characterize clays and clay minerals to improve selectivity, along with techniques on how they can apply clays in ceramics in all aspects of industrial, geotechnical, agricultural, and environmental use.
- Examines clay properties from the molecular to the macroscopic scale - Addresses experimental and modeling issues - Authored by experts who are well-versed in the properties of nanosized tubular clay minerals
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1. General Introduction F. Bergaya, P. Yuan and A. Thill Part I. Geology and Mineralogy of Nanosized Tubular Clay Minerals 2. Geology and Mineralogy of Nanosized Tubular Halloysite E. Joussein 3. Geology and Mineralogy of Imogolite-Type Materials C. Levard and I. Basile-Doelsch Part II. Structure and Properties of Nanosized Tubular Clay Minerals 4. Physicochemical Properties of Halloysite H. Yang, Y. Zhang, and J. Ouyang 5. Characterisation of Halloysite by Electron Microscopy T. Kogure 6. Characterisation of Halloysite by Spectroscopy J. T. Kloprogge 7. Thermal-Treatment-Induced Deformations and Modifications of Halloysite P. Yuan 8. Surface Modification of Halloysite D. Tan, P. Yuan, D. Liu and P. Du 9. Physicochemical Properties of Imogolite A. Fernandez-Martinez and L.J. Michot 10. Characterization of Imogolite by Microscopic and Spectroscopic Methods A. Thill 11. Deformations and Thermal Modifications of Imogolite S. Rouzière, M.S. Amara, E. Paineau, and P. Launois 12. Surface Chemical Modifications of Imogolite B. Bonelli 13. Liquid-Crystalline Phases of Imogolite and Halloysite Dispersions P. Davidson and I. Dozov 14. Molecular Simulation of Nanosized Tubular Clay Minerals H.A. Duarte Part III. Synthesis of Nanosized Tubular Clay Minerals 15. Why a 1:1 2D Structure Tends to Roll? A Thermodynamic Perspective L. Belloni and A. Thill 16. Formation Mechanisms of Tubular Structure of Halloysite J. Niu 17. Halloysite-like Structure via Delamination of Kaolinite J. Matusik 18. From Molecular Precursors to Imogolite Nanotubes A. Thill 19. Imogolite-Like Family N. Arancibia-Miranda and M. Escudey Part IV. Applications of Nanosized Tubular Clay Minerals 20. An Overview on the Safety of Tubular Clay Minerals M.-C. Jaurand 21. Halloysite Polymer Nanocomposites J. Huang, Z.H. Tang, X.H. Zhang, and B.C. Guo 22. Halloysite for Controllable Loading and Release E. Abdullayev and Y. Lvov 23. Halloysite for Adsorption and Pollution Remediation J. Matusik 24. Imogolite Polymer Nanocomposites W. Ma, Y. Higaki, and A. Takahara 25. Imogolite for Catalysis and Adsorption E. Garrone and B. Bonelli 26. Health and Medical Applications of Tubular Clay Minerals C. Aguzzi, G. Sadri, P. Cerezo, E. Carazo, and C. Viseras 27. Industrial Implications in the Uses of Tubular Clay Minerals O. Poncelet and J. Skrzypski 28. Epilogue F. Bergaya, A. Thill, and P. Yuan