Advanced Materials

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March 21, 2002

Aligned calcite crystals.....

Aligned calcite crystals have been grown in an hexagonal arrangement using highly oriented Au (111) films on monocrystalline mica substrates. This alignment is observed over distances larger than the dimensions of monocrystalline Au(111) domains. A change in nucleation face with pH during growth, reflecting the different orientation of the carboxylate end groups of the SAM with respect to the substrate, is discussed (H. van Kempen et al., April 2; Adv. Mater. 2002, 14, 492-495).

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