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The Mineral–Water Interface


Elements - June 2013

 

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April 2015 – Volume 11, Number 2
Arc Magmatic Tempos

GUEST EDITORS
• Scott R. Paterson and Mihai N. Ducea

PRINCIPAL EDITORS
• John W. Valley University of Wisconsin
• Patricia M. Dove Virginia Tech
• Gordon E. Brown Jr. Stanford University
• Bernard J. Wood University of Oxford

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In press: March 27, 2015

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Volume 11, Number 3 (June)APATITE: A MINERAL FOR ALL SEASONS
GUEST EDITORS: Daniel E. Harlov and John F. Rakovan

At the intersection of the biological, geological, and materials science realms, the topic of apatite is highly diverse and interdisciplinary. Apatite-group minerals are the dominant phosphates in the geosphere and biosphere. They are found in virtually all rock types as the principal sink for phosphorus and fluorine, and in many cases yttrium and the rare-earth elements. They form the major mineral component in vertebrate bones and are the base of the global phosphorus cycle. The isotope chemistry of U, Th, and Pb in apatite has led to their broad application in geochronology. Last, the physical and chemical properties of apatite-group minerals make them ideal for many technological applications, including phosphors, lasers, prosthetics, ceramics, metal sequestration agents, and potential solid nuclear waste forms. This issue of Elements presents cutting-edge research on apatite with regard to (1) geochemical investigations on crustal and mantle processes on Earth, (2) biological processes, (3) practical applications in industry, and (4) geochemical processes in extraterrestrial environments.

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A publication of the Mineralogical Society of America, the Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, the Geochemical Society, the Mineralogical Association of Canada,  The Clay Minerals Society, the International Association of GeoChemistry, the European Association of Geochemistry, the Société Française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie, the Association of Applied Geochemists, the Deutsche Mineralogische Gesellschaft, the International Association of Geoanalysts, the Società Italiana di Mineralogia e Petrologia, the Polskie Towarzystwo Mineralogiczne (Mineralogical Society of Poland), the Sociedad Española de Mineralogía (Spanish Mineralogical Society), the Swiss Society of Mineralogy and Petrology,  The Meteoritical Society, and the Japan Association of Mineralogical Sciences.

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