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Pseudomorphic transformation of amorphous calcium carbonate films follows spherulitic growth mechanisms and can give rise to crystal lattice tilting

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Amorphous calcium carbonate films synthesized by the polymer-induced liquid-precursor (PILP) process convert into crystallographically complex calcite spherulites. Tuning the experimental parameters allows for the generation of crystal lattice tilting similar to that found in calcareous biominerals. This contribution evidences the role of spherulitic growth mechanisms in pseudomorphic transformations of calcium carbonate.

Graphical abstract: Pseudomorphic transformation of amorphous calcium carbonate films follows spherulitic growth mechanisms and can give rise to crystal lattice tilting

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The article was received on 03 Mar 2015, accepted on 30 Apr 2015 and first published on 30 Apr 2015


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00441A
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Citation: CrystEngComm, 2015,17, 6831-6837
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    Pseudomorphic transformation of amorphous calcium carbonate films follows spherulitic growth mechanisms and can give rise to crystal lattice tilting

    J. Harris, I. Mey, M. Hajir, M. Mondeshki and S. E. Wolf, CrystEngComm, 2015, 17, 6831
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CE00441A

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