Section 4.4: Interface Geochemistry

Our research addresses the quantitative elucidation of biogeochemical reactions at low to hydrothermal temperatures and in both, inorganic and biologic systems. 

My group focuses on two main aspects:

(1) the mechanisms and kinetics of mineral nucleation and growth and the associated speciation, sequestration or release/transport of various elements in Earth surface environments; 

(2) the preservation and adaptations of microbial life in extreme environments in geothermal and arctic settings.

New Publications

Interface Geochemistry
2017 




  • Rodriguez-Blanco, J. D., Sand, K. K., Benning, L. G. (2017): ACC and Vaterite as Intermediates in the Solution-Based Crystallization of CaCO3. - In: Van Driessche, A. E. S., Kellermeier, M., Benning, L. G., Gebauer, D. (Eds.), New Perspectives on Mineral Nucleation and Growth: from Solution Precursors to Solid Materials, Switzerland : Springer International Publishing, p. 93-111.


  • Van Driessche, A. E., Stawski, T., Benning, L. G., Kellermeier, M. (2017): Calcium sulfate precipitation throughout its phase diagram. - In: Van Driessche, A. E. S., Kellermeier, M., Benning, L. G., Gebauer, D. (Eds.), New Perspectives on Mineral Nucleation and Growth: from Solution Precursors to Solid Materials, Cham, Switzerland : Springer International Publishing, p. 227-256.

Contact

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Prof. Dr. Liane G. Benning
Interface Geochemistry

Telegrafenberg
Building C, room 124
14473 Potsdam
tel. +49 331 288-28970

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Sandy Herrmann
Assistance of Interface Geochemistry

Telegrafenberg
Building C, room 125
14473 Potsdam
tel. +49 331 288-28971