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Aspects in Mining & Mineral Science

Non-Classical Cluster Formation in Minerology

  • Open or CloseBaranov SA*

    Institute of Applied Physics, Republic of Moldova

    *Corresponding author: Baranov SA, Institute of Applied Physics, str Academiei 5, Chisinau, MD-2028 Republic of Moldova

Submission: October 17, 2022; Published: November 03, 2022

DOI: 10.31031/AMMS.2022.10.000732

ISSN : 2578-0255
Volume10 Issue2


The non-classical mechanism of the cluster nucleation is described. This important issue is taken into account in studying a nanocylinder for which, in the simplest model, the thickness of the interfacial layer cannot be determined because it supposedly has a small size. At the same time, it has been shown that the introduction of a special form of anisotropy energy makes it possible to analytically describe the origin of an interfacial layer whose sizes can be regarded. These clusters represent primary mineral particles for which crystallization is one of the possible evolutionary scenarios in mineralogy.

Keywords:Nanocylinder; Cluster nucleation; Surface energy; Anisotropy

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