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Discrete Salt Crystallization at the Surface of a Porous Medium

Veran-Tissoires, Stéphanie and Marcoux, Manuel and Prat, Marc Discrete Salt Crystallization at the Surface of a Porous Medium. (2012) Physical Review Letters, 108 (5). 054502-p1. ISSN 0031-9007

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.054502


Efflorescence refers to crystallized salt structures that form at the surface of a porous medium. The challenge is to understand why these structures do not form everywhere at the surface of the porous medium but at some specific locations and why there exists an exclusion distance around an efflorescence where no new efflorescence forms. These are explained from a visualization experiment, pore-network simulations and a simple efflorescence growth model.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Thanks to American Physical Society editor. The definitive version is available at http://prl.aps.org The original PDF of the article can be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.054502
HAL Id:hal-00840892
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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