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Andreas Lüttge

Professor Emeritus of Earth Science and Chemistry

My primary field of research interest covers the processes that govern fluid/mineral or fluid/rock interactions from low-temperature conditions up to the pressure and temperature conditions throughout the Earth's crust. The investigation of the dynamics and kinetics of these interactions will lead to a better understanding of many geologic (and technical) processes including mineral reactions in sedimentary basins, weathering, the fate of nanoparticles in the environment, atmospheric and global change, environmental pollution, hydrothermal systems, and the containment of radioactive wastes. My work includes various experimental techniques using Vertical Scanning Interferometry, Electron and Atomic Force Microscopy and modelling techniques like Monte Carlo and ab initio methods. This approach opens up a new field of study on the surface dynamics on minerals, glasses and metals and their role in water/rock interactions. The possibility of direct measurements of dissolution/ precipitation rates at specific locations on the mineral surface provides a better understanding of reactive surface area. The determination of reactive surface area is known to be a central problem in fluid/solid interactions. Quantitative kinetic rate data are urgently needed for modeling water/rock systems that provide a better understanding of the dynamics governing many geologic processes.

Publications

Lüttge, A. Crystal dissolution kinetics and equlibrium.  Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena

Kurganskaya I, Arvidson RS, Lüttge A (2011) Experimental Studies and Kinetic Monte Carlo Simulations of Phyllosilicate Dissolution. Fall 2011 National Meeting and Exposition, Denver CO, USA, August 28-September 1, 2011.

Lüttge A (2011) Experimental Techniques for Cement Hydration Studies. Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Geologia, 2011, 56:3–15. (invited paper).

Vega-Arroyo M, Taylor SR, Arvidson RS, Kaplan HB, Tribble GD, Lüttge A (2011) Exploration of Interactions Involving Human Tooth Enamel and Dental Composites Using Vertical Scanning Interferometry. 21th V.M. Goldschmidt conference, Prague, Czech Republic, August 14-19, 2011, Mineralogical Magazine, 75:A2078.

Lüttge A, Arvidson RS, Kurganskaya I, Fischer C (2011) How Crystalline Matter Dissolves: Contours of a Comprehensive Stochastic Model 21th V.M. Goldschmidt conference, Prague, Czech Republic, August 14-19, 2011, Mineralogical Magazine, 75:A1371. (invited talk)

Thomas J, Biernacki JJ, Bullard JW, Bishnoi S, Dolado JS, Scherer GW, Lüttge A (2011) Modeling and simulation of cement hydration kinetics and microstructure development. In: Biernacki, JJ (editor) Cement and Concrete Research  (invited paper).

More Publications

Kurganskaya I, Arvidson RS, Lüttge A (2011) Phyllosilicate Dissolution Kinetics: Experimental Observations and Kinetic Monte Carlo Modeling. 21th V.M. Goldschmidt conference, Prague, Czech Republic, August 14-19, 2011, Mineralogical Magazine, 75:A1255.

Icenhower J, Steefel C, Lüttge A, Ryan J, Pierce E (2011) Reliance of the Rate of Dissolution of the SON68 Glass on SiO2(aq): New Quantification Using Interferometry. 21th V.M. Goldschmidt conference, Prague, Czech Republic, August 14-19, 2011, Mineralogical Magazine, 75:A1077.

Lüttge A (2011) Towards a New Model of Crystal Dissolution Kinetics: Interferometry
Measurements and kinetic Monte Carlo Simulations. Advanced Spectroscopies on Biomedical and Nanostructured Systems, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, September 4-7, 2011, Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Chemia.

King Jr., H.E., Lüttge A., Cameron S.D., Yablon D.G., Herhold A.B., Ertas D., Arvidson R.S. Multi-Lengthscale Study of Growth Features on Quartz Surfaces.   October 22-25, 2006

Lupu C., Babic-Samardzija K., Barron A.R., Hackerman N., Lüttge A. The inhibition reaction mechanism of the heterocyclic diazoles on metallic surfaces investigated via Vertical Scanning Interferometry (VSI) and X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy.   March 26-30, 2006

Waters M.S., Sturm C.A., El-Naggar M., Lüttge A ., Udwadia F.E., Cvitkovitch D.G., Goodman S.D., Nealson K.H. Analysis of Bacteria Using Vertical Scanning Interferometry.   March 25 - 29, 2007

Fischer C., Lüttge A. Interrelations between iron oxide surface area and the trace metal content.  Schriftenreihe DGG, 45 June 6-11, 2006

Lüttge A. The Dependence of Dissolution Rates on Scales.  Schriftenreihe DGG, 45 June 6-11, 2006

Lüttge A. Vertical Scanning Interferometry (VSI) and kinetic Monte Carlo simulation – Complementary tools for the study of cement setting kinetics.  Proceedings of the International Summit on Cement Hydration Kinetics July 27-29, 2009

Lüttge A. Time and Length Scales of Crystal Dissolution Kinetics.   July 23-28, 2006

Lüttge A., Arvidson R.S. Vertical Scanning Interferometry: A Review of Applications and Future Possibilities.   July 23-28, 2006

Davis KJ, Arvidson RS, Lüttge A. Calcite Growth in Nonstoichiometric Solutions: The Role of Ca2+/CO32- Ratio in Biomineralization.  EOS Transactions Suppl. December 12-17, 2006

Arvidson R.S., Lüttge A. The relationship between free energy, ionic ratio, and dissolution rate in single carbonate minerals.  EOS Transactions Suppl. December 12-17, 2006

Lüttge A., Zhang L., Arvidson R.S. What is the role of free energy in reaction mechanism?.   August 27-Sept. 12, 2006

Fischer C., Lüttge A. Are there interrelations between iron oxide surface area and the trace metal content?.   August 27-Sept. 1, 2006

Arvidson RS, Vinson MD, Lüttge A. General model for impurity metal control of carbonate mineral reaction kinetics.  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta August 27-Sept. 1, 2006

Fischer C, Karius V, Lüttge A., Thiel V Quantification of reactive surface area in rocks: An example of organic matter decrease in black shales during oxidative weathering.   April 2-7, 2006

Nealson K.H., Finkel S., Lüttge A., Mansfeld F., Prakash S., Ronney P., Wang H. Overview of the USC/Rice University MURI program: Bioengineered Fuel Cells: Optimization via genetic approaches and multi-scale modeling.   6-7 September, 2006

Wang H., Finkel S., Lüttge A ., Mansfeld F., Nealson K.H., Prakash S., Ronney P. Microbial Fuel Cells: From data mining to multiscale modeling and process optimization.   6-7 September 2006

Lüttge A., Zhang L., Nealson K.H. Solid surfaces and their implications for microbial attachment and electrochemical interactions: results from Monte Carlo simulations and direct surface observations.   6-7 September 2006

Bretschger O., Finkel S., Iverson L., Kim B., Mansfeld F., Nealson K., Prakash S., Ronney P., Wang H., Lüttge A. Bioengineered Fuel Cells: Optimization via Genetic Approaches and Multi-Scale Modeling. PowerMEMS meeting.   29 Nov - 01 Dec., 2006

Lüttge A (2010, submitted) Experimental Techniques for Cement Hydration Studies. In: Biernacki, JJ (editor) Cement and Concrete Research (invited paper).

Jeffrey JT, Biernacki JJ, Bullard JW, Bishnoi S, Dolado JS, Scherer GW, Lüttge A (2010, in press) Modeling and simulation of cement hydration kinetics and microstructure development. In: Bernackie, JJ (editor) Cement and Concrete Research  (invited paper)

Arvidson RS, Lüttge A Modeling the Dissolution and Growth of Whole Mineral Grains (2011) 21th V.M. Goldschmidt conference, Prague, Czech Republic, August 14-19, 2011, Mineralogical Magazine, 75:A456

Kurganskaya I, Arvidson RS, Lüttge A (2010, submitted) Phyllosilicate dissolution kinetics experimentally studied with muscovite: structural control and the stepwave model. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.

Lüttge A, Arvidson RS (2010) A New View on Kink Site Kinetics - Key for an Attempt to Unify Crystal Dissolution and Growth Theory. Geophysical Research Abstracts 12:EGU2010-7650, EGU General Assembly 2010

Lüttge A, Arvidson RS (2010) A new model of kink site reaction kinetics unifies crystal dissolution and growth theory. IMA 2010, 20th General Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association 21–27 August, 2010, Budapest Hungary. Acta Mineralogica-Petrographica, Abstract Series, 6:1

Fischer C, Arvidson RS, Lüttge A (2010) Are Rock Dissolution Rates Predictable from Lab Experiments? 20th V.M. Goldschmidt conference, Oak Ridge, USA, June 21-26, 2010, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74:A294

Lüttge A, Salas EC, Arvidson RS (2010) Corrosion rates determined by Vertical Scanning Interferometry. IMA 2010, 20th General Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association 21–27 August, 2010, Budapest Hungary. Acta Mineralogica-Petrographica, Abstract Series, 6:73

Kurganskaya I, Arvidson RS, Lüttge A (2010) Crystallographic Control of Sheet Silicate Dissolution. 20th V.M. Goldschmidt conference, Oak Ridge, USA, June 21-26, 2010, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74:A548

Cama J., Zhang L., Giudici G. de, Soler J.M., Arvidson R.S., Lüttge A. Fluorite dissolution in acidic pH: Experimental results and Monte Carlo modeling.  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 2010

Cama J, Zhang L, Giudici G de, Soler JM, Arvidson RS, Lüttge A (2010) Fluorite dissolution in acidic pH: Experimental results and Monte Carlo modeling. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74: 4298–4311.

Lüttge A, Arvidson RS (2010) Invited: Kink Site Reaction Kinetics: A New Model Unifies Crystal Dissolution and Growth Theory. 20th V.M. Goldschmidt conference, Oak Ridge, USA, June 21-26, 2010, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74:A645. (invited talk)

Arvidson RS, Lüttge A (2010) Mineral dissolution kinetics as a function of distance from equilibrium – New experimental results. In: Stillings LL, Poulson S (eds) A special Tribute to Tim Drever. Chemical Geology 269:79–88 (invited paper)

Lüttge A, Arvidson RS (2010) Processes, Kinetics and Material Properties: A new Approach Integrating Interferometry and Kinetic Simulations. Journal of the American Ceramic Society (JACERS) 93:3519–3530 (featured article, invited paper)

Michler A, Darbha GK, Schäfer T, Lüttge A, Fischer C (2010) Quantification of particle retention at natural rough black slate surfaces. IMA 2010, 20th General Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association 21–27 August, 2010, Budapest Hungary. Acta Mineralogica-Petrographica, Abstract Series, 6:82

Fischer C, Lüttge A (2010) Quantification of surface topography alteration by converged roughness parameters. IMA 2010, 20th General Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association 21–27 August, 2010, Budapest Hungary. Acta Mineralogica-Petrographica, Abstract Series, 6:71

Salas EC, Fischer C, Arvidson R, Lüttge A (2010) Quantitative Studies on the Relationship between Surface Roughness and Bacterial Adhesion. 20th V.M. Goldschmidt conference, Oak Ridge, USA, June 21-26, 2010, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74:A902

Salas EC, Sun Z, Lüttge A, Tour JM (2010) Reduction of graphene oxide via bacterial respiration. ACSNANO 4:4852–4856

Darbha G, Michler A, Schafer T, Luttge A, Fischer C (2010) Retention of Colloids at Rough Mineral Surfaces: An Analog Study. 20th V.M. Goldschmidt conference, Oak Ridge, USA, June 21-26, 2010, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74:A902

Fischer C, Darbha GK, Michler A, Schäfer T, Lüttge A (2010) Retention of colloids at rough limestone surfaces.  IMA 2010, 20th General Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association 21–27 August, 2010, Budapest Hungary. Acta Mineralogica-Petrographica, Abstract Series, 6:804

Darbha G, Schäfer T, Heberling F, Lüttge A, Fischer C (2010) Retention of latex colloids on calcite as a function of surface roughness and topography. Langmuir 26:4743–4752

Arvidson RS, Lüttge A (2010) Unification of Growth and Dissolution Models: A Carbonate Example. 20th V.M. Goldschmidt conference, Oak Ridge, USA, June 21-26, 2010, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74:A34

Zhang L., Lüttge A., A general kinetic model of plagioclase dissolution.  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 73 2009: 2832-2849

Fischer C., Karius V., Lüttge A. An inverse correlation between the concentration of several trace elements and the sub-micron surface size and roughness of iron oxide encrustations.  Science of the Total Environment, 407 2009: 4703-4710

Zhang L., Lüttge A. Morphological evolution of dissolving feldspar particles with anisotropic surface kinetics and implications for dissolution rate normalization and grain size dependence: A kinetic modeling study.  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 73 2009: 6757-6770

Waters M.S., El-Naggar M.Y., Hsu L., Sturm C.A., Lüttge A., Udwadia F.E., Cvitkovitch D.G., Goodman S.D., Nealson K.H. Simultaneous interferometric measurement of corrosive/demineralizing bacteria and their mineral interface.  Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 75 2009: 1445-1449

Kurganskaya I., Barron A.R., Lüttge A. Surface morphology and Structure. The Application of VSI (Vertical Scanning Interferometry) to the Study of Crystal Surface Processes.  Connexions - Physical methods in inorganic and nano chemistry 2009

Zhang L., Lüttge A. Computer Simulations of albite dissolution: Surface Processes.  Journal of Physical Chemistry Part B, 112 2008: 1736-1742

Waters M.S., Sturm C.A., El-Naggar M.Y., Lüttge A., Udwadia F.E., Cvitkovitch D.G., Goodman S.D., Nealson K.H. In search of the microbe/mineral interface: Quantitative analysis of bacteria on metal surfaces using vertical scanning interferometry.  Geobiology, 6 2008: 254-262

Koyuncu I., Wiesner M.R., Lüttge A., Interferometric observations and kinetic modeling of the chemical cleaning of humic materials deposited on membranes.  Journal of Membrane Science, 313 2008: 127-134

Pilar Asta M., Cama J., Soler J.M., Arvidson R.S., Lüttge A., Interferometric study of pyrite surface reactivity in acidic conditions.  American Mineralogist, 93 2008: 508-519

Dittrich M., Lüttge A., Microorganisms, solid surfaces, and aquatic environments: Learning from the past for future progress.  Geobiology, 6 2008: 201-213

Fischer C., Karius V., Weidler, P., Lüttge A. Relationship between Micrometer to Submicrometer Surface Roughness and Topography Variations of Natural Iron Oxides and Trace Element Concentrations.  Langmuir, 24 2008: 3250-3266

Hofmann C., Rusakova I., Ould-Ely T., Prieto-Centurión D., Hartman K.B., Kelly A.T., Lüttge A., Whitmire K.H. Shape control of new FexO-Fe3O4 and Fe1-yMnyO-Fe3-zMnzO4 nanostructures.  Advanced Functional Materials, 18 2008: 1661-1667

Lüttge A., Arvidson R.S. The mineral-water interface.  Kinetics of Water-Rock Interaction 2008: 833p.

Vinson MD, Arvidson RS, Lüttge A. Activation and Passivation of Calcite (104) Dissolution Surface Phenomena by Mn2+: Implications for the Roles of Impurity Ions and Dissolved Inorganic Carbon.  Journal of Crystal Growth, 307 2007: 116-125

Bretschger, O., Finkel, S., Iverson, L., Kim, B. H., Mansfeld, F., Nealson, K., Prakash. S., Ronney, P. D., Wang, H., Lüttge A. Bioengineered Fuel Cells: Optimization via Genetic Approaches and Multi-Scale Modeling.  Proceedings of the 6th PowerMEMS Workshop 2007

Morse J.W., Arvidson R.S., Lüttge A. Calcium Carbonate Formation and Dissolution.  Chemical Reviews, 107: 2007: 342-381

Fischer C., Lüttge A. Charaterisation and Quantification of Rock Surface Morphology Alterations During Weathering.  American Journal of Science, 307 2007: 955-973

Zhang L., Lüttge A. Computer simulations of Al, Si order in albite and its effect on albite dissolution processes: a Monte Carlo study.  American Mineralogist, 90 2007: 1316-1324

Buss H.L., Lüttge A., Brantley S.L. Etch pit formation on iron silicate surfaces during siderophore-promoted dissolution.  Chemical Geology, 240 2007: 326-342

Kelly A.T., Rusakova I., Ould-Ely T., Hofmann C., Lüttge A., Whitmire K.H. Iron Phosphide nanostructures produced from a single-source organometallic precursor: Nanorods, bundles, crosses, and spherulites.  Nano Letters, 7 2007: 2920-2925

Rusakova I., Ould-Ely T., Hofmann C., Prieto-Centurion D., Levin C.S., Halas N.J., Lüttge A., Whitmire K.H. Nanoparticle shape conservation in the conversion of MnO nanocrosses into Mn3O4.  Chemistry of Materials, 19 2007: 1369-1375

Davis, K.J., Nealson, K.H., Lüttge A. Quantifying the potential role of microbial surface colonization in determining the mechanism and rate of carbonate dissolution.  Geobiology, 5 2007: 191-205

Fischer C., Karius V., Lüttge A., Weidler, P. Surface Topography of Iron Oxides (I): Characterization and Quantification by Converged Surface Roughness Parameter.  Langmuir 2007In Press

Koyuncu I., Brant J., Lüttge A., Wiesner M.R. A comparison of vertical scanning interferometry (VSI) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) for characterizing membrane surface topography.  Journal of Membrane Science, 278 2006: 410-417

Beig, M.S., Lüttge A . Bifurcation in albite dissolution kinetics: Implications for feldspar weathering.  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 2006: 70:1402-1420

Revell C., Dietrich J., Scott C.C., Lüttge A., Athanasiou K.A. Characterization of fibroblast morphology on bioactive surface using vertical scanning interferometry.  Matrix Biology, 25 2006: 523-533

Green E., Lüttge A . Incongruent dissolution of wollastonite measured with vertical scanning interferometry.  American Mineralogist 2006: 91:430-434

Ould-Ely T., Prieto-Centurion D., Kumar A., Guo W., W. Knowels W., Asokan S., Wong M.S., Rusakova I., Lüttge A., Whitmire K.H. Manganese(II) Oxide Nano Octapods: New Insight into Controlling the Shape of Nanocrystals.  Chemistry of Materials, 18 2006: 1821-1829

Lupu C., Arvidson R.S., Lüttge A., Barron A.R. The inhibition reaction mechanism of the heterocyclic diazoles on metallic surfaces investigated via Vertical Scanning Interferometry (VSI) and X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy.   2006

Arvidson R.S., Collier M., Davis K.J., Vinson M.D., Amonette J.E., Lüttge A . The role of magnesium in calcite dissolution.  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 70 2006: 583-594

Lüttge A. A kinetic model of etch pit coalescence and dissolution.  American Mineralogist, 90 2005: 1776-1783

Babic-Samardzija K., Lupu C., Hackerman N., Barron A.R., Lüttge A Inhibitive Properties and Surface Morphology of a Group of Heterocyclic Diazoles as Inhibitors for Acidic Iron Corrosion.  Langmuir, 21 2005: 12187-12196

Lasaga A.C., Lüttge A. Kinetic justification of the solubility product: Application of a general kinetic dissolution model.  Journal of Chemical Physics B, 109 2005: 1635-1642

Lüttge A., Zhang, L., Nealson K.H. Mineral Surfaces and Their Implications for Microbial Attachment: Results from Monte Carlo Simulations and Direct Surface Observations.  American Journal of Science, 305 2005: 766-790

Lupu C., Arvidson R.S., Lüttge A., Barron A.R. Phosphate mediated surface reaction and reorganization: Implications for the mechanism controlling cement hydration inhibition.  Chemical Communications, 18 2005: 2354-2356

Arvidson R.S., Ertan I.E., Amonette J.E., Lüttge A. Rates of calcite dissolution obtained by vertical scanning interferometry.  Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 67 2003: 1623-1634

Lasaga, A.C., Lüttge, A. "Variation of crystal dissolution rate based on a dissolution stepwave model." Science, 291 (2001): 2400-2404.

Lüttge, A., Bolton, E.W., Lasaga, A.C. An interferometric study of the dissolution kinetics of anorthite: The role of reactive surface area.  American Journal of Science, 299 1999: 652-678

Lüttge, A., Metz, P. Mechanism and kinetics of the reaction: 1 dolomite + 2 quartz = 1 diopside + 2 CO2 investigated by powder experiments.  Canadian Mineralogist, 4 1991: 803-821

Article: Bacterial Fuel Cells

  • Dr. habil. (1995) Eberhard-Karls University
  • Dr. rer. nat. (1990) Eberhard-Karls University
  • Dipl. Min. (1985) Eberhard-Karls University
  • Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering
  • Aqueous Geochemistry (Kinetics of fluid/solid interactions)
  • Nanoscience
  • Bio-Geochemistry
  • Mineralogy
Email: aluttge@rice.edu
Phone: 713-348-6304
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