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Keywords:

  • biomineralization;
  • composite materials;
  • fluorapatite;
  • molecular dynamics;
  • morphogenesis
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Form follows the ion: The morphogenesis of fluorapatite–gelatine nanocomposites is studied from both electron microscopy and atomistic simulation revealing ion impregnation effects on the growth mechanisms. Depending on the ionic species used for pre-treatment of the organic component dramatic changes of the mesoscopic structuring are observed.