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Applied Clay Science

  • ISSN: 0169-1317

Next planned ship date: April 16, 2024

  • 5 Year impact factor: 5.5
  • Impact factor: 5.6

An International Journal on Physics, Chemistry, Geology and Technology of Clays and Clay Minerals Applied Clay Science is an international journal attracting high-quality, novel… Read more

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An International Journal on Physics, Chemistry, Geology and Technology of Clays and Clay Minerals

Applied Clay Science is an international journal attracting high-quality, novel scientific papers on clays and clay minerals, including research papers, reviews, and technical notes. The journal covers typical subjects of Fundamental and Applied Clay Science such as:


• Synthesis and purification
• Structural, crystallographic and mineralogical properties of clays and clay minerals
• Thermal properties of clays and clay minerals
• Physico-chemical properties including i) surface and interface properties; ii) thermodynamic properties; iii) mechanical properties
• Interaction with water, with polar and apolar molecules
• Colloidal properties and rheology
• Modelling
• Genesis and deposits of clay minerals
• Geology and geochemistry of clays
• Modification of clays and clay minerals properties by thermal and physical treatments
• Modification by chemical treatments with organic and inorganic molecules (organoclays, pillared clays)
• Modification by biological microorganisms
• Structural and textural modifications of clay minerals
• Synthesis of other materials (such as zeolites, and geopolymers) starting from clay minerals.
• Novel materials based on clay minerals such as clay polymer (bio)nanocomposites
• Clays and clay minerals in formulations of pesticides and drugs and in animal food production
• Environmental applications such as Radioactive Waste Disposal, Water Engineering, Depollution of heavy metals, Filtration
• Fillers and coating (paint, rubber, plastics)
• Drilling fluids and drilling muds in petroleum industry
• Foundry moulding
• Applications in soil chemistry and in agriculture
• Applications of clay mineral in hydrocarbon and geothermal prospection
• Geotechnical applications of clays and clay minerals
• Applications in ceramics, construction, iron ore and steel industry, paper, catalysis, cosmetics
• Related lamellar materials such as Layered Double Hydroxides (LDH), layered oxides, layered silicates, Cement Silicate Hydrates (CSH, CASH, NASH), serpentine, and mica.


In all the applications mentioned above, the focus of the manuscript should be on the clay.

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This journal welcomes contributions that support and advance the UN's sustainable development goals, in particular SDG 3 (Good health and well - being), SDG 6 (Clear water and sanitation), SDG 7 (Affordable and clean energy), SDG 9 (Industry, infrastructure and innovation), SDG 13, (Climate Action) and SDG 15 (Life on land)