The Role and Implications of Bassanite as a Stable Precursor Phase to Gypsum Precipitation

  title={The Role and Implications of Bassanite as a Stable Precursor Phase to Gypsum Precipitation},
  author={Alexander E. S. Van Driessche and Liane G. Benning and Juan Diego Rodr{\'i}guez-Blanco and M. Ossorio and Pieter Bots and Juan Manuel Garc{\'i}a‐Ruiz},
  pages={69 - 72}
Roundabout Gypsum Calcium sulfates are a common but perhaps underappreciated group of minerals used in a number of natural and industrial processes. In many ways, these crystals precipitate from solution in the same way that most other aqueous minerals form; however, mounting evidence suggests that different, unexplored mechanisms may be at work. Van Driessche et al. (p. 69; see the cover) performed high-resolution microscopy of the most common calcium sulfate mineral, gypsum, at various points… Expand
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