Nanomaterials in soils

Wilson, M., Tran, N. H., Milev, A. S., Kannangara, G. S. K., Volk, H. and Lu, Gaoqing (2008) Nanomaterials in soils. GEODERMA, 146 1-2: 291-302. doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2008.06.004


Author Wilson, M.
Tran, N. H.
Milev, A. S.
Kannangara, G. S. K.
Volk, H.
Lu, Gaoqing
Title Nanomaterials in soils
Journal name GEODERMA   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0016-7061
Publication date 2008-07-31
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.geoderma.2008.06.004
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 146
Issue 1-2
Start page 291
End page 302
Total pages 12
Editor Alex B McBratney (Editor-in-Chief),
J Chorover (Editor-in-Chief)
Alfred E Hartemink (Editor-in-Chief),
Place of publication Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier BV
Language eng
Subject C1
970107 Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
100712 Nanoscale Characterisation
Abstract Soils are complex mixtures of solids from millimeter to nanometer in particle size, which may contain moisture. It is now possible to understand these structures using techniques developed for nanotechnology such as Transmission Electron Microscopy and Atomic Force Microscopy. These techniques illustrate the organisation of colloidal material in soils such as phyllosilicates, and humic acids and the discovery of new particles such as nanoparticles of iron oxides. They show that a micellular host guest supramolecular complex is the correct description for humic material. They show how humic materials restructure and rearrange in response to environmental change such as pH and ionic strength. Nanotechnology offers further potential in identifying single cells, individual DNA molecules. proteins, genes and other biological structures in soils. (c) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Keyword Soil Science
Agriculture
SOIL SCIENCE
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes DOI: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2008.06.004

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: 2009 Higher Education Research Data Collection
 
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