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Progress in Petrochemical Science

Physicochemical Mechanics Approach for Geological Soft Mater (Including Inorganic Polymer and Liquid Crystal Structures) in Analysis of Weathering and Formations of Chemogenic, Mechanogenic and Biogenic Mineral Sediments

  • Open or CloseGradov OV*

    FRC CP RAS, Senior Researcher, Russia

    *Corresponding author:Gradov OV, FRC CP RAS, Senior Researcher, Russia

Submission: May 01, 2024; Published: May 10, 2024

DOI: 10.31031/PPS.2024.06.000636

ISSN 2637-8035
Volume6 Issue3


This article is a brief summary of my lecture entitled “Physicochemical mechanics approach for natural soft mater (including inorganic polymer and liquid crystal structures) in analysis of weathering’s and formations of chemogenic, mechanogenic and biogenic sediments”, which was prepared in 2018 for the 19th International Conference “Physical-Chemical and Petrophysical Research in Earth Sciences” (Moscow, Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry named after. V.I. Vernadsky RAS (GEOKHI RAS) - Borok, Schmidt Institute of Physics of the Earth). This material has never been told in English and has not been published in English-language literature, which has made the corresponding discourse less widespread, although it is based on quite fundamental problems that can help applied geologists, geochemists, soil scientists and petrographers solve their applied problems. Therefore, the author considers it necessary, despite the lack of time, to provide an abbreviated machine translation of the notes from that lecture in order to support the dissemination of the ideas indicated in this lecture in the international community. The author obviously apologizes for possible inaccuracies in context and synonymy associated with machine translation (AI-Assisted Translation).

Keywords:Sedimentology; Colloids in the earth’s crust; Van der Waals forces; Volterra process; Kano geometry; Colloidal and metacolloidal mineral systems; Bernal holes; Deryagin-Landau-Verwey-Overbeck theory; Helfrich theory; Physico-chemical mechanics; Inorganic soft matter; Pourbaix diagrams

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