Emergence of acute morphologies consisting of iso-oriented calcite nanobricks in a binary poly(acrylic acid) system

Takashi Miura, Akiko Kotachi, Yuya Oaki, Hiroaki Imai

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Acute spines and cones of calcite similar to biominerals in mollusks were grown in an aqueous solution system containing low- and high-molecular-weight poly(acrylic acid). The tapering morphologies consisting of polymer-mediated calcite bricks with a preferred crystallographic orientation were produced by the self-organized crystal growth in a diffusion field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)612-613
Number of pages2
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Feb


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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