Oriented Attachment of Calcite Nanocrystals: Formation of Single-Crystalline Configurations as 3D Bundles via Lateral Stacking of 1D Chains

Mihiro Takasaki, Yuya Oaki, Hiroaki Imai

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The formation of single-crystalline configurations by the oriented attachment of calcite was experimentally demonstrated as 3D bundles in a nonaqueous system. In the initial stage, 1D short chains elongated in the c direction were formed through the primary oriented attachment of calcite nanoblocks ∼30 nm in diameter. The 3D bundles were then produced through subsequent side-by-side oriented attachment of the 1D chains in the progressive stage. Finally, micrometer-sized single-crystalline architectures were constructed via large-scale oriented attachment of the nanoscale building blocks with a decrease in repulsion force due to the surface charge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1516-1520
Number of pages5
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Feb 14


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry

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