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Journal of Geophysical Research

Pure aragonite synthesis


  • Yasushi Kitano,

  • Kilho Park,

  • Donald W. Hood


By slow removal of CO2 from Ca(HCO3)2 solution containing MgCl2 at room temperature, pure and homogeneous aragonite crystals were obtained. During the crystal syntheses, labeling with either or both C14 and Ca45 was feasible.

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