Biomineralization : crystals competing for space

N.A.J.M. Sommerdijk, M Cusack

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1078-1079
Number of pages2
JournalNature Materials
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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