holds a B. Sc. in biological sciences. from Manchester University (UK) and a doctorate from Liverpool University for studies on the cellular control of biomineralization. In 1984 she was awarded a Fogarty Research Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda (USA), where she developed her interest in biomimetic solid state chemistry. She joined Professor Mann's group at Bath University in 1987, before being appointed Lecturer in Physical Chemistry at Saljord University in 1991. Her current research interests are, focused on novel routes to the formation of ordered inorganic materials.
Template-directed nucleation and growth of inorganic materials†
Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
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Volume 6, Issue 1, pages 9–20, January 1994
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Heywood, B. R. and Mann, S. (1994), Template-directed nucleation and growth of inorganic materials. Adv. Mater., 6: 9–20. doi: 10.1002/adma.19940060103
We thank Dr. S. Rajam, Ms. G. Price and Mr. S. Champ for their involvement in experimental studies. We thank the SERC (UK), BP International and ICI plc for financial support.
- Issue published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Article first published online: 15 SEP 2004
- Manuscript Revised: 14 SEP 1993
- Manuscript Received: 13 JUL 1993
A new way to tailor the crystal chemistry of inorganic solids involves molecular recongnition between two-dimensional organic templates and embryonic inorganic aggregates. Langmuir monolayers adopted as model surfaces offer opportunities for molecular engineering of the template. The Figure shows one example of oriented nucleation of vaterite under octadecylamine monolayers.