Structural Relationship between Calcite–Gelatine Composites and Biogenic (Human) Otoconia (pages 5370–5377)
Paul Simon, Wilder Carrillo-Cabrera, Ya-Xi Huang, Jana Buder, Horst Borrmann, Raul Cardoso-Gil, Elena Rosseeva, Yuri Yarin, Thomas Zahnert and Rüdiger Kniep
Article first published online: 26 OCT 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/ejic.201100756
The comparative study of otoconia-shaped calcite–gelatine composites and human otoconia based on in vitro experiments, electron microscopy and X-ray investigations reveals a detailed picture of the 3D structure and morphogenesis of the materials. Their peculiar inner architecture is characterised by a dumbbell-shaped mass/density distribution.