We thank Dr. J. Aizenberg, Prof. A. J. Matzger, and Mr. K. Kim for useful discussions, and Mr. D. Jang for his help with the XRD experiment.
Selected Polymorphs of CaCO3 Through Epitaxy with Inorganic Substrates Aligned with an Electric Field†
Article first published online: 25 APR 2003
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Volume 15, Issue 9, pages 709–712, May, 2003
How to Cite
Kim, I.W., Robertson, R.E. and Zand, R. (2003), Selected Polymorphs of CaCO3 Through Epitaxy with Inorganic Substrates Aligned with an Electric Field. Adv. Mater., 15: 709–712. doi: 10.1002/adma.200304413
- Issue published online: 25 APR 2003
- Article first published online: 25 APR 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 9 JAN 2003
- Manuscript Received: 9 SEP 2002
- Calcium carbonate;
- Crystal growth;
The epitaxial requirement for the selection of metastable arogonite among the polymorphs of calcium carbonate has been studied. Under calcite-favorable conditions, the critical epitaxial strain with aragonite-type inorganic substrates was found to be in the range 5–7 %. The Figure shows aragonite “fuzz” grown on SrCO3 crystals that were aligned and fractured perpendicular to the alignment axis.