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Stabilization of amorphous calcium carbonate in inorganic silica-rich environments

Kellermeier, Matthias ; Malero-Garcia, Emilio ; Glaab, Fabian ; Drechsler, Markus ; Klein, Regina ; Rachel, Reinhard ; Garcia-Ruiz, Juan ; Kunz, Werner


In biomineralization, living organisms carefully control the crystallization of calcium carbonate to create functional materials and thereby often take advantage of polymorphism by stabilizing a specific phase that is most suitable for a given demand. In particular, the lifetime of usually transient amorphous calcium carbonate (ACC) seems to be thoroughly regulated by the organic matrix, so as ...


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