[MSA-talk] IMA 2018 Melbourne

Massimo Nespolo massimo.nespolo at univ-lorraine.fr
Fri Nov 24 05:27:11 EST 2017


Dear Colleagues,
the  22nd  meeting of the International Mineralogical Association will
be  held  in  Melbourne, Australia, from 13th to 17th of August, 2017,
with a very rich program which includes nine plenary lectures and 43 thematic sessions.  
I  would  like  to  invite you consider submitting an abstract for the
sessions “Modular Aspects of Mineral Structures”, of which I am convenor. 
Modular  structures  are built by modules (blocks, rods, layers) which
differ  either in the chemistry or in the crystallographic orientation
/  position. They include polytypes and OD structures, polysomatic and
homologous  series,  cell-twins, as well as twins and epi/syntaxies as
limiting  cases.  The structure-building  principle allows fine tuning
of  both  structure  and  chemical  composition and can be seen as the
rationale  behind  the  well-known  phenomenon  of morphotropism which
dates back to von Groth. It represents  one  of  the  most outstanding
mechanisms  by  which  Nature produces a wide range of minerals from a
relatively limited number of building blocks. The understanding of the
features  of  these  minerals represents thus a challenge both for the
experimental   mineralogist   and   for  the theoretician, and opens a
huge  horizon  for crystal engineering of natural materials as well as
man-made  materials  for  which  minerals  are  used  raw ans starting
material.               
The  call for abstract is open until February 28th, 2018. The abstract
submission page is available at the address https://www.ima2018.com/call-for-abstracts/  

Looking forward to seeing you at IMA 2018 Melbourne.


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Prof. Dr. Massimo Nespolo
CRM2 UMR - CNRS 7036
Institut Jean Barriol, FR 2843
Université de Lorraine
Faculté des Sciences et Technologies
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F54506 Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy cedex France
tel: 03.72.74.56.46
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