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Crystal recognition at inorganic–organic interfaces: Nucleation and growth of oriented BaSO4 under Compressed Langmuir Monolayers


  • We thank BP International Ltd. for financial support and the gift of n-eicosyl phosphonate. [AMCI29]


Controlling the size and oriented nucleation of inorganic cyrstals (e.g. see figure) through using organized assemblies of macromolecules can lead to new materials with interesting properties. In this paper, the general importance of stereochemical recognition in monolayer-induced inorganic crystallization is examined by investigating the influence of three different anionic head groups on the oriented nucleation of BaSO4

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