Note: Atom labels for hydroxide ions display as H.
    Note: Substitution of Mg+2 for Al+3 requires Na+ or Ca+2 for charge balance.
    Note: When water is absorbed between layers (not shown), the spacing between layers expands.

Developed in collaboration with the
University of Wisconsin Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
Interdisciplinary Education Group   |   MRSEC on Nanostructured Interfaces
This page created by George Lisensky, Beloit College.  Last modified June 14, 2012 .