Incorporating a Preferred Orientation Correction into Supercell Model to Quantify Turbostratically Disordered Nontronite


Nickel substituted nontronite (~ 2 wt.%) is an important nickel resource in the Western Australian laterite profile. However, the quantitative phase analysis of nontronite has proven to be difficult as this clay mineral is always turbostratically disordered and lacks periodicity in the [00l] direction. Therefore a three dimensional unit cell does not exist… (More)