The Roles of Surface Adsorption and Mobility in Geologic Systems and Materials

  • Jeremy Dunning
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 86)


Surface adsorption and diffusion play an important role in a number of geologic processes. The rate of crystal nucleation and growth from a molten liquid, in addition to the general morphology of the crystals are controlled to a great extent by surface mobility. Hydrologic processes such as concentration depletion during aquifer migration are extremely adsorption dependent. There are also a great number of practical applications involving the use of surface active agents to enhance natural processes. These applications include; enhanced petroleum recovery, mineral separation and a variety of others which will be discussed later in more detail.


Zeta Potential Crack Initiation Geologic Material Crack Velocity Lunar Soil 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeremy Dunning
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  1. 1.Geology DepartmentIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

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