SEARCH

SEARCH BY CITATION

Keywords:

  • crystal growth;
  • magnesium calcite;
  • morphogenesis;
  • template synthesis
Thumbnail image of graphical abstract

A potent crystallization strategy for the synthesis of homogeneous calcite crystals in a variety of morphological forms (see picture) from solutions containing Mg ions and using self-assembled monolayers as nucleation templates is reported. The approach is based on a new phenomenon – template-dependant crystal morphogensis.