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Biomineralization: Crystals competing for space

Citation
Sommerdijk NAJM & Cusack M (2014) Biomineralization: Crystals competing for space. Nature Materials, 13 (12), pp. 1078-1079. https://doi.org/10.1038/nmat4147

Abstract
Analysis of the growth patterns of calcitic prisms within the shell of the fan molluscPinna nobilisshows that growth can be predicted using grain theory and that the organic casings of the prisms set the thermodynamic boundaries.

Keywords
biomineralization

Journal
Nature Materials: Volume 13, Issue 12

StatusPublished
Author(s)Sommerdijk, Nico A J M; Cusack, Maggie
Publication date31/12/2014
Publication date online20/11/2014
PublisherSpringer Nature
ISSN1476-1122
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