Session on Structural Characterization of Lamellar Compounds during Euroclay-2015 conference is devoted to the structural characterization of phyllosilicates, layered oxides, layer double hydroxides, and layered compounds in general.
The Early Registration deadline for the conference is the 1st March 2015 and the deadline for abstract submission is the 31st March 2015. More information can be found at the conference website :http://www.euroclay2015.org/. Abstract submission and registration open now.
Session description: Over the last decade or so, structural characterization of layered compounds has benefited from the intrinsic evolution of the commonly used techniques (TEM, XAS, XRD, NMR etc), and especially from improvements in quantitative methods of data analysis. In particular, the collation of experimental and computational results allowed reciprocal improvements of both approaches. Significant progress has come also from the combination of experimental approaches allowing for a thorough characterization of complex and/or very defective lamellar structures, including natural materials and mixed-layered materials. This session will be devoted to the recent advances of individual techniques, and to new possibilities offered by their combination. New structural interpretations, dynamical properties, and insights into the formation and evolution of such materials in natural environments are also relevant. Materials of interest include, but are not limited to, phyllosilicates, layered oxides, layer double hydroxides, and layered compounds in general.
Convenors: Douglas McCarty Chevron ETC, Houston, USA; Eric Ferrage Université de Poitiers, France; Vanessa Prevot Université Blaise Pascal, France; Vicente Rives Universidad de Salamanca, Spain