A paper written by Prof. Lino Bianco from the Department of Architecture and Urban Design within the Faculty for the Built Environment was selected as the feature article in the peer-reviewed journal Minerals.
The paper, titled 'Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Textural Properties of the Lower Globigerina Limestone Used in the Built Heritage', looks at franka, the islands' main building material since the Neolithic period.
Further to providing an insight into the composition of the limestone, the study includes illustrations of physico-mechanical bonding which are present within.
It can be read in its entirety online.
📢📢📢#XRF, #XRD, #SEM, petrophysical study of Lower Globigerina Limestone, Malta, provides an insight into the geochemical, #mineralogical and physico-mechanical properties, characteristics which have a bearing on the deterioration of the #limestone.
— Minerals MDPI (@Minerals_MDPI) July 29, 2021