ARC Future Fellowships - Grant ID: FT130100510 [ 2014-02-03 - 2018-02-02 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers: Dr Weihua Liu (Future Fellowship )

Brief description Probing gold in hot ore fluids: experiments and molecular dynamics simulations. In order to efficiently discover vital new mineral resources for Australia, explorers must understand the fundamental controls on ore formation. The lack of data for soluble metal behaviour in hot fluids at high pressure is a significant impediment to our understanding of deposit formation and for the application of industrial processes, such as hydrometallurgy. This project will gain molecular-level understanding of the fundamental chemistry of gold transport and deposition in high temperature, high-pressure, carbon dioxide-rich fluids and gold colloid systems, using multiple novel experimental techniques and molecular dynamics simulations that make use of Australia’s cutting-edge experimental and computational facilities.

Funding Amount $863,685

Funding Scheme ARC Future Fellowships

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