Image icon  Formation of calcite on basalt

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Description: This micrograph shows the formation of shafts of calcite mineral, which grow rapidly on basalt after exposure to supercritical CO2 for 30 days. Researchers at PNNL study a possible use of carbon capture and sequestration technologies on CO2 emissions from Boise's paper mill near Wallula, USA. The image made by dual beam focused ion beam scanning electron microscopy at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory at PNNL.
Keywords: environment • greenhouse gas • sequestration • calcite • carbon • basalt • microscopy • FIB
Categories: Science approaches > Microstructure
Materials > Ceramics & glasses > Technical ceramics > Carbon and graphite
Applications > Energy
Scale > Micro
Other topics > Environment
Created by: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
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Date created: 13 October 2009
Date added: 21 February 2011
Resource ID: 3432