Neutron Reflection at the Calcite-Liquid Interface

  • Isabella N. Stocker
  • Kathryn L. Miller
  • Seung Y. Lee
  • Rebecca J. L. Welbourn
  • Alice R. Mannion
  • Ian R. Collins
  • Kevin J. Webb
  • Andrew Wildes
  • Christian J. Kinane
  • Stuart M. ClarkeEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Progress in Colloid and Polymer Science book series (PROGCOLLOID, volume 139)


The calcite-liquid interface is of great importance in many industrial and academic situations. In this paper, this interface is investigated using the powerful method of neutron reflection. Experimental approaches to overcome the challenges of surface roughness, cleanliness and mineral dissolution have been developed. Based on this protocol, the interfaces of calcite with the liquids water, toluene and heptane have been characterised successfully. Hence this study allows the technique of neutron reflection to be expanded to the investigation of mineral surfaces.


Calcite Crystal Scatter Length Density Substrate Roughness Scattering Length Density Neutron Reflection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Isabella N. Stocker
    • 1
  • Kathryn L. Miller
    • 1
  • Seung Y. Lee
    • 1
  • Rebecca J. L. Welbourn
    • 1
  • Alice R. Mannion
    • 1
  • Ian R. Collins
    • 2
  • Kevin J. Webb
    • 2
  • Andrew Wildes
    • 3
  • Christian J. Kinane
    • 4
  • Stuart M. Clarke
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.BP Institute and Department of ChemistryUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK
  2. 2.BP Exploration Operating Company LtdSunbury on ThamesUK
  3. 3.Institut Laue-LangevinGrenoble Cedex 9France
  4. 4.ISIS, Rutherford Appleton LaboratoryChilton, DidcotUK

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