Paper on smectite hydration accepted by ACS Earth and Space Chemistry

Deconvolution of Smectite Hydration Isotherms

Authors: Jerry Lindholm, Jean-Francois Boily and Michael Holmboe.
Link: doi.org/10.1021/acsearthspacechem.9b00178
Synopsis:
Sorption isotherm models have traditionally served as an invaluable tool to characterize synthesized and natural mineral particles, but often fail to describe the behavior of swelling materials. This research presents a novel composite isotherm model that describes water uptake by adsorption, step-wise intercalation, and condensation.

Clays, New Perspectives, Challenges & Opportunities workshop at MIT

Michae Holmboe gave an invited talk on the characterization of clay microstructure and molecular dynamics simulations – at the workshop “Clays, New Perspectives, Challenges & Opportunities”, May 2-3 2019, hosted by Prof Andrew Whittle and his postdoc Ali Seiphoori at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Read more here: clays.mit.edu

Michael Holmboe lead-convener of a MD Workshop at Goldschmidt 2017 in Paris

Together with friends from Princeton (Ian C. Bourg) and UC Berkeley/LBNL (Laura Lammers, Karol Kulasinski), PI Michael Holmboe organized a 2-day course on Molecular Dynamics Simulations of (bio)inorganic systems at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (www.ipgp.fr) prior last weeks Goldschmidt conference. Many thanks to the people at HPC2N for setting up guest accounts on  their computers (although unfortunately our wifi was not always that reliable…).