T5-S2. Iron oxides and oxyhydroxides: petrology, environmental relevance and industrial applications

Fabrice Brunet (fabrice.brunet@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr)
James Byrne (james.byrne@uni-tuebingen.de)
Patrizia Fumagalli (patrizia.fumagalli@unimi.it)

Iron oxides and oxyhydroxides are ubiquitous in geological and environment settings, and play a key role in industrial processes. The focus of this session is to look at the intersection of these different perspectives. We invite contributions dealing with: natural occurrences (e.g., ore deposits, banded iron formations, laterites, serpentinized bodies, or biomineralization by microorganisms); crystal-chemistry and surface properties (e.g., trace and minor element content, sorption capacity; industrial applications (e.g., pigments, catalysts, metal(loid) adsorbents); formation and weathering processes (e.g., nucleation – growth mechanisms, phase relationships, solubility, thermochemistry, dating). We particularly encourage submission of work based on both field and laboratory data and welcome new developments in the characterization of iron oxides and oxyhydroxides such as through Mössbauer, Raman and XPS spectroscopies, X-ray diffraction, magnetic methods or iron isotopes.