Hierarchical textures on aragonitic shells of the hyaline radial foraminifer: Hoeglundina elegans

Kimiko Nakajima, Monami Suzuki, Yukiko Nagai, Kenta Izumida, Yuya Oaki, Takashi Toyofuku, Jelle Bijma, Gernot Nehrke, Markus Raitzsch, Kenichiro Tani, Hiroaki Imai

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Abstract

We studied the specific hierarchical architecture of aragonitic shells of a hyaline radial foraminifer, Hoeglundina elegans. The porous shells consist of an ∼50 nm thin top layer and columnar domains ∼1 μm wide and ∼5 μm long in which the c-Axis is perpendicular to the surface. The domains are regarded as bundled pillars comprising iso-oriented nanograins ∼5 nm in diameter, and divided by lateral lines of nanoscale voids with an interval of ∼240-500 nm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7191-7196
Number of pages6
JournalCrystEngComm
Volume19
Issue number47
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Nakajima, K., Suzuki, M., Nagai, Y., Izumida, K., Oaki, Y., Toyofuku, T., Bijma, J., Nehrke, G., Raitzsch, M., Tani, K., & Imai, H. (2017). Hierarchical textures on aragonitic shells of the hyaline radial foraminifer: Hoeglundina elegans. CrystEngComm, 19(47), 7191-7196. https://doi.org/10.1039/c7ce01870c