silication

silication

[‚sil·ə′kā·shən]
(geology)
The conversion to or the replacement by silicates.
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Silication and smectite formation also help to explain the clayey floodplain soils compared with the sandy middle-terrace soils.
Future research should explore the relationships between shearing force and silication and lignification of cell wall and effects of silication of cell wall on shearing force and nutritive value of plants.
Subsequently, biodegradable PBSG/MWCNT nanocomposites were successfully prepared through silication and physical blending between PBSG and acyl aminopropyltriethoxysilane functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT-AP'TES).