How to repair a seashell: A partially etched biomineral, namely, the prismatic layer of a seashell, has been repaired in a synthetic system. The oriented nanocrystals and the macroscopic morphologies, with the same specific crystallographic orientation as the original part, can be regenerated through an in vitro repair process (see graphic).
- biomimetic synthesis
- crystal growth
- organic-inorganic hybrid composites
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Organic Chemistry