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Nonclassical crystallization in vivo et in vitro (I): Process-structure-property relationships of nanogranular biominerals


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Author(s): Wolf S, Böhm C, Harris J, Demmert B, Jacob DE, Mondeshki M, Ruiz-Agudo E, Rodriguez-Navarro C
Publisher: Academic Press Inc.
Publication year: 2016
Volume: 196
Journal issue: 2
Pages range: 244-259
ISSN: 1095-8657

Abstract

A distinct nanogranular fine structure is shared by a wealth of biominerals from several species, classes and taxa. This nanoscopic organization affects the properties and behavior of the biogenic ceramic material and confers on them attributes that are essential to their function. We present a set of structure-relationship properties that are rooted in the nanogranular organization and we propose that they rest on a common pathway of formation, a colloid-driven and hence nonclassical mode of crystallization. With this common modus operandi, we reveal the most fundamental and wide spread process-structure-property relationship in biominerals. With the recent increase in our understanding of nonclassical crystallization in vitro and in vivo, this significant process-structure-property relationship will serve as a source for new design approaches of bio-inspired materials.



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APA: Wolf, S., Böhm, C., Harris, J., Demmert, B., Jacob, D.E., Mondeshki, M.,... Rodriguez-Navarro, C. (2016). Nonclassical crystallization in vivo et in vitro (I): Process-structure-property relationships of nanogranular biominerals. Journal of Structural Biology, 196(2), 244-259. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsb.2016.07.016

MLA: Wolf, Stephan, et al. "Nonclassical crystallization in vivo et in vitro (I): Process-structure-property relationships of nanogranular biominerals." Journal of Structural Biology 196.2 (2016): 244-259.

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