But I recently noticed another open access resource related to clay science that might be of interested especially to the folks interested in porosity, permeability and fluid flow in shales and clays. This is the CMS Workshop Lecture series vol. 21: Filling the gaps – from microscopic pore structures to transport properties in shales. It is freely available on the CMS website, just follow the link above.
Here is an except from the preface:
This CMS Workshop Lecture Series (WLS) volume is intended to give a summary of the current state-of-the-art of different spectroscopy and microscopy methods, as presented during a workshop held in conjunction with the EUROCLAY 2015 conference in Edinburgh, UK, on the 5th of July 2015. This workshop was initiated by the NEA Clay Club, The Clay Minerals Society, and the Euroclay conference series. This EUROCLAY 2015 workshop is a continuation of the very successful workshop “Clays under Nano- to Microscopic resolution” which took place from 6th–8thSeptember 2011 in Karlsruhe and documents new developments and the progress made over the past four years concerning research in low-permeability, clay-rich, geological formations (NEA-CLAY- CLUB, 2013). The workshop also provided an excellent opportunity for exchange of knowledge with research communities concerned with the safe long-term management of radioactive waste within argillaceous sediments, and with shale gas and oil exploration.Enjoy!