Emilia Garcia Romero, Annalisa Martucci and Mercedes Suarez (contact: annalisa.martucci@unife.it)

This session covers the geology, mineralogy, crystal-chemistry aspects as well as the utilization, synthesis, properties, and occurrence of porous and nanostructured minerals (such as zeolites, clay minerals, or oxide nanoparticles). We particularly wish to highlight work that explores structure-property relationships at ambient conditions, but also at low and high temperature, and at high pressure. We hope to foster a broad discussion on the role of these minerals for geological, mineralogical, technological and environmental purposes. The growing number of new applications with higher added values of these minerals requires a thorough knowledge of their mineralogical and their crystal-chemical variability, as well as more efficient processing of end products. Contributions will include both natural and synthetic case studies and experimental or modeling works in various geological and technological processes and environments.