Biomineralization : crystals competing for space

Article

Sommerdijk, N.A.J.M. & Cusack, M (2014). Biomineralization : crystals competing for space. Nature Materials, 13, 1078-1079. In Scopus Cited 8 times.

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Abstract

 

Analysis of the growth patterns of calcitic prisms within the shell of the fan mollusc Pinna nobilis shows that growth can be predicted using grain theory and that the organic casings of the prisms set the thermodynamic boundaries.