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Using Confinement To Study the Crystallization Pathway of Calcium Carbonate

Using Confinement To Study the Crystallization Pathway of Calcium Carbonate
Fiona C. Meldrum, Muling Zeng, Yunwei Wang, Hugo K. Christenson
In confinement, amorphous calcium carbonate (ACC) is observable at concentrations where it is almost undetectable in bulk, and it persists for much longer, which we attribute to decreased aggregation. Confined ACC transforms to calcite via vaterite at concentrations where direct transformation to calcite occurs in bulk. This shows the utility of confinement for the stabilization and detection of metastable phases.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.cgd.7b01359

DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.7b01359

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