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Title: Relationship between crystal structure and thermo-mechanical properties of kaolinite clay: Beyond standard density functional theory

In this study, the structural, mechanical and thermodynamic properties of 1 : 1 layered dioctahedral kaolinite clay, with ideal Al 2Si 2O 5(OH) 4 stoichiometry, were investigated using density functional theory corrected for dispersion interactions (DFT-D2). The bulk moduli of 56.2 and 56.0 GPa predicted at 298 K using the Vinet and Birch–Murnaghan equations of state, respectively, are in good agreement with the recent experimental value of 59.7 GPa reported for well-crystallized samples. The isobaric heat capacity computed for uniaxial deformation of kaolinite along the stacking direction reproduces calorimetric data within 0.7–3.0% from room temperature up to its thermal stability limit.
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  1. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  2. Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV (United States)
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Journal ID: ISSN 1477-9226; ICHBD9; 562657
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Dalton Transactions
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 44; Journal Issue: 28; Journal ID: ISSN 1477-9226
Royal Society of Chemistry
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States