Water and ions in zeolites at high pressure
What is it about?
Natural zeolites are amazing minerals: they can withstand very high pressures even if they are porous. Why? To solve the mistery, here we study one of these minerals under high pressure conditions, using both experiments and simulations.
Why is it important?
We found that the response of the material to compression is governed by the species inside the cavities. In particular, they act as "pillars" - they increase the resistance of the mineral to compression. This information could help enlarging the stability range of technologically relevant porous materials.
The following have contributed to this page: Gloria Tabacchi