Self-organized formation of a hierarchical self-similar structure with calcium carbonate

Hiroaki Imai, Tomohiro Terada, Satoshi Yamabi

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

55 Citations (Scopus)


Self-organized growth of calcite crystals in a supersaturated solution with a gradual increase in the influence of silicate anions resulted in the formation of a hierarchical self-similar morphology consisting of three-pointed stars with sizes ranging from 100 nm to 100 μm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)484-485
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

Cite this