Cation ordering

Dolomite structure drawn with VESTA software

Some minerals are composed by two or more cations that can be arranged in the crystal structure in different ways, e.g. dolomite, norsethite and LDH. In many of these cases, it is interesting to know how these cations are arranged, as this information allows, for example, to understand their formation process or how it affects their properties.

References related to this project:

(2017). Formation of dolomite analogues at ambient conditions. Dolomite: Formation, characteristics and environmental impact.


Carlos Pimentel
Carlos Pimentel
Assistant professor