Structure of kaolinite edge surfaces
Kaolinite is one of the most common minerals found in various soils and sedimentary rocks. Its three-dimensional structure includes a grid of SiO4 tetrahedrons linked to a sheet of AlO4(OH)2 octahedrons. The data presented include structures of the most frequently occurring stable surfaces of kaolinite: (001), (00 -1), (010), (110). Models of these surfaces can be used to study comparative adsorption activity and stability of kaolinite particle edges.
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In constructing the structure of kaolinite edge surfaces, the broken bonds were compensated by hydrogen atoms.
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