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Keywords:

  • Self-organization;
  • Biomineralization;
  • Calcium carbonate;
  • Crystal growth
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The growth of calcium carbonate (calcite) mesocrystals with self similar unique hierarchical superstructures is successfully realized by polymer-controlled crystallization. A mechanism involving the self-organization of smaller inorganic building blocks during the crystallization of calcium carbonate is proposed.