Formation of planar aragonite-type carbonate crystals consisting of iso-oriented subunits

Akiko Kotachi, Takashi Miura, Hiroaki Imai

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The presence of silicate anions induced the formation of planar crystals of aragonite-type carbonates on an insoluble polyalcohol substrate. The planar morphology was produced through two-dimensional dendritic growth with iso-oriented hexagonal subunits covered with silica skin. A laminated architecture was constructed by stacking of the subunits in which the c axis was arranged perpendicular to the surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)725-729
Number of pages5
JournalCrystal Growth and Design
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jul 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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