Ulf-Niklas Berninger

Ulf-Niklas Berninger

Research interests:

My ressearch interests focus on the interaction of aqueous solutions
with crystal surfaces. The dynamic and microscopic evolution of
surfaces and their influence on growth and dissolution mechanisms are
a key to the understanding of growth and dissolution kinetics on the
macroscopic scale.

Curriculum vitae



Berninger, U.-N. ; Jordan, G. ; Schott, J. ; Oelkers, E.H.
The experimental determination of hydromagnesite precipitation rates at 22.5-75°C
Mineralogical Magazine, January 2015


Mg-isotope fractionation during the 25°C dissolution of hydromagnesite and at equilibrium

Berninger, U.-N., Jordan, G. & Oelkers, E.H. (2014)
Experimental determination of hydromagnesite precipitation rates and their implication for carbon storage.
International Carbon Conference, Iceland 2014

Pérez-Fernández, A., Berninger, U.-N., Mavromatis, V., Pogge von Strandmann, P. & Oelkers
Ca and Mg isotope fractionation during the stoichiometric dissolution of dolomite and at equilibrium
International Carbon Conference, Iceland 2014

Berninger, U.-N., Gautier, Q., Jordan, G., Lindner, M., Oelkers, E.H. & Schott, J. (2014): 
A perspective on magnesite reactivity
Z. Krist. Suppl. Issue, 34, 42 (2014)

Berninger, U.-N., Jordan, G., Lindner, M., Schott, J. & Oelkers, E.H.
Effect of Ca on magnesite growth - a fundamental approach towards solving the dolomite problem.
Mineral. Mag., 78, 190   (2014)  

Pérez-Fernández, A., Berninger, U.-N., Mavromatis, V., Pogge von Strandmann, P. & Oelkers, E.H.
Ca and Mg isotope fractionation during stoichiometric dissolution and at equilibrium. 
Mineral. Mag., 78, 1936 (2014)     

Berninger, U.-N., Jordan, G., Schott, J. & Oelkers, E.H. (2013)
Assessing dolomite reactivity by hydrothermal atomic force microscopy. Mitt. Österr. Miner. Ges., 159, 40. http://www.uibk.ac.at/mineralogie/oemg/bd_159/abstracts_minpet2013_graz.pdf

Berninger, U.-N., Mavromatis, V., Jordan, G., Schott, J. & Oelkers, E.H. (2013)
Hydromagnesite reactivity in aqueous solutions.
Mineral. Mag., 77, 693.

Oelkers, E.H., Pogge von Strandmann, P., Berninger, U.-N. & Mavromatis, V. (2013)
Reversibility of calcium and magnesium isotopic signatures during ambient temperature fluid-carbonate mineral interaction.
Mineral. Mag., 77, 1878.

Berninger, U.-N., Gautier, Q., Jordan, G. & Schott, J. (2013)
Inhibition of magnesite growth kinetics by acute kink-blocking.
Z. Krist. Suppl. Issue, 33, 122.

U-N. Berninger, Q. Gautier, G. Jordan and J. Schott
How citrate slows magnesite growth: a high temperature AFM study. - Goldschmidt Abstracts 2012, Montréal, Canada, 24-29 June 2012.
Mineral. Mag., 76, 1478

U-N. Berninger, Q. Gautier, J. Schott and G. Jordan
Citrate induced effects on magnesite growth kinetics.
DGK, DMG & ÖMG, Salzburg, Austria, 20-24 September 2011.

Q. Gautier, P. Bénézeth, G. Jordan, U-N. Berninger and J. Schott
Magnesite growth inhibition by organic ligands: Complexation and adsorption.
Goldschmidt Abstracts 2011, Prague, Czech Republic, 14-19 August 2011
Mineral Mag 2011 (75), p.899.

Kruhl, J.H., Berninger, U-N., Clarke, D.B., Peternell, M.
Quantification and interpretation of mineral distribution patterns from the South Mountain Batholith (Canada).
VII Hutton Symposium on Granites and Related Rocks, Avila, Spain, 4-9 July 2011, p.81

F. Goldstein, N. Varley, J. Bustillos, U. Kueppers, Y. Lavallee, D.B. Dingwell and the ColTungu Team (M. Alatore, S. Becker, U-N. Berninger, G. Douillet, J. Hanson, S. Kolzenburg)
Comparing Pyroclastic Density Current (PDC) deposits at Colima (Mexico) and Tungurahua (Ecuador) volcanoes.
EGU General Assembly 2010, Vienna, Austria, 2-7 May 2010, p.13178.