Self-assembled growth of calcite particles on a tobacco film

Sinha, Arvind and Chakraborty, J and Das, Swapan K and Ramachandrarao, P (2003) Self-assembled growth of calcite particles on a tobacco film. Current Science , 84 (11). pp. 1437-1440.

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Self-assembled monolayers provide a powerful tool for materials scientists to control the nucleation and growth of ceramic materials. However, the two-dimensional nature of this method greatly limits its application for synthesizing three-dimensional hierarchical materials. Self-assembled three-dimensional protein bodies present in the tobacco leaves have been used in this study as a template for the synthesis of prismatic calcite particles. The trigonal prism-shaped calcite particles replicate the basic two-dimensional triangular structure formed by the nanosized protein rods. Observed three-dimensional assembly of prismatic calcite particles correspond to the underlying ellipsoid conformation of the protein superstructure.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:CRYSTALLIZATION
Divisions:Material Science and Technology
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Deposited By:Sahu A K
Deposited On:19 Jul 2011 10:00
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