Structure, Dynamics, and Reactivity of C-H-O fluids at mineral interfaces Project uri icon

DCO ID 11121/9023-7023-3523-5530-CC


  • Fluids containing C-H-O species in solution occupy pores and fractures in rocks, but the interactions between fluids and mineral interfaces have been difficult. We are undertaking the construction of a high pressure and temperature interface cell for synchrotron X-ray reflectivity measurements in order to study these interactions. We are also conducting high pressure and temperature experiments to study the adsorption, desportion, and dynamics of hydrocarbon fluids in nanoporous materials, as well as modeling the atomic/molecular level of fluid-solid interfacial behavior.

date/time interval

  • April 2011 -