Biomimetic formation of porous single-crystalline CaCO3 via nanocrystal aggregation

Jinhua Zhan, Hong Ping Lin, Chung Yuan Mou

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Hexagonal particles of CaCO3 with intracrystalline gelatin were obtained from the hydrothermal reaction between calcium nitrate and urea in the presence of gelatin. The overall morphology of these particles obeys the single-crystal nature of vaterite, though they were formed first from nanocrystal aggregations. This paper demonstrate the growth process of vaterite crystals originating from vaterite nanocrystals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)621-623
Number of pages3
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Apr 17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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