Unusual morphological and microstructural features of synthetic calcite induced by acrylate/styrene copolymers

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Abstract

Crystallisation of calcite has been induced at the air-water interface by added water-soluble acrylate-based copolymers. Two unusual calcite morphologies are reported, one c-axis needles the other spherical particles. Both appear to comprise submicron crystallites. © 2003 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-98
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Volume261
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2004