Gordon Brown, Stanford University

Professor Stanford, California Gordon.Brown@stanford.edu Office: (650) 723-9168

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My research interests involve five main areas: (1) geochemistry of mineral surfaces and their reactivity with aqueous metal complexes, organic matter, and microbial organisms; (2) structure and properties of natural and manufactured nanoparticles; (3) environmental chemistry/geochemistry of heavy...

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Bio/Research

My research interests involve five main areas: (1) geochemistry of mineral surfaces and their reactivity with aqueous metal complexes, organic matter, and microbial organisms; (2) structure and properties of natural and manufactured nanoparticles; (3) environmental chemistry/geochemistry of heavy metal and actinide contaminants; (4) experimental studies of carbon sequestration through mineral carbonation reactions; and (5) structure-property relationships of silicate liquids and glasses. The first four areas have bearing on the sequestration, transport, and transformations of environmental contaminants (e.g., mercury, lead, arsenic, uranium, and CO2) in aquatic systems, soils, and the atmosphere; the last focuses on the high-temperature geochemistry of silicate magmas and their trace elements. My students and I utilize various types of macroscopic and microscopic measurements, including the very intense x-rays from synchrotron radiation sources, as well as field investigations.

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