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Growth Behavior and Kinetics of Self-Assembled Silica-Carbonate Biomorphs

Kellermeier, Matthias, Kunz, Werner, Garcia-Ruiz, Juan Manuel, Melero-Garcia, Emilio, Glaab, Fabian, Eiblmeier, Josef, Kienle, Lorenz and Rachel, Reinhard (2012) Growth Behavior and Kinetics of Self-Assembled Silica-Carbonate Biomorphs. Chemistry--A European Journal 18 (8), pp. 2272-2282.

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Upon slow crystallization from silica-containing solutions or gels at elevated pH, alkaline-earth carbonates spontaneously self-assemble into remarkable nanocrystalline ultrastructures. These so-called silica biomorphs exhibit curved morphologies beyond crystallographic symmetry and ordered textures reminiscent of the hierarchical design found in many biominerals. The formation of these ...


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Item type:Article
Institutions:Chemistry and Pharmacy > Institut für Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie > Chair of Chemistry VI - Physical Chemistry (Solution Chemistry) > Prof. Dr. Werner Kunz
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Keywords:barium; biomimetic synthesis; biomorphs; kinetics; self-assembly; silica
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Science > 540 Chemistry & allied sciences
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:24262
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