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Keywords:

  • Biomineralization;
  • Calcite;
  • Gyroid;
  • Template;
  • TPMS
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Gyroid-structured calcite crystals are grown by templating though self-assembled copolymer films. The remarkable triply periodic minimal surface is perfectly replicated on the nanometer scale, while single crystallinity is maintained. This is a wholly synthetic route to a crystal morphology found in biological systems, only on a smaller length scale.