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[[Image:biocrystallization-fig1.jpg|thumb|right|alt=Biomineralization examples.|'''Figure 1:''' Scanning electron micrographs of natural crystaline structures.  All examples here are biogenic calcium carbonate structures: a) Dorsal arm plate of the brittle star ''Ophiocoma wendti''.  b) Fragment of a mollusk shell structure.  c) Wall structure of calcareous sponge ''Sycon'' sp.  d) Fragment of a coccolith skeleton.]]
 
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Revision as of 17:40, 23 October 2009

Original Entry by Michelle Borkin, AP225 Fall 2009

Overview

"Crystallization in Patterns: A Bio-Inspired Approach."

J. Aizenberg, Adv. Mater., 2004, 16, 1295-1302.

Keywords

Biomineralization, Artificial Crystallization, Self-assembled monolayers (SAMs), Nucleation

Summary

Biomineralization examples.
Figure 1: Scanning electron micrographs of natural crystaline structures. All examples here are biogenic calcium carbonate structures: a) Dorsal arm plate of the brittle star Ophiocoma wendti. b) Fragment of a mollusk shell structure. c) Wall structure of calcareous sponge Sycon sp. d) Fragment of a coccolith skeleton.

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