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A kinetic model of the transformation of a micropatterned amorphous precursor into a porous single crystal

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    0352129 - UFM-A 2011 RIV GB eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Fratzl, P. - Fischer, F. D. - Svoboda, Jiří - Aizenberg, J.
    A kinetic model of the transformation of a micropatterned amorphous precursor into a porous single crystal.
    Acta Biomaterialia. Roč. 6, č. 3 (2010), s. 1001-1005 ISSN 1742-7061
    Grant CEP: GA MŠk(CZ) OC10029
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z20410507
    Klíčová slova: Phase transformation * Crystallization * Nucleation and growth
    Kód oboru RIV: BJ - Termodynamika
    Impakt faktor: 4.824, rok: 2010

    Biogenic single crystals with complex shapes are believed to be generated by the crystallization of an amorphous precursor. Recent biomimetic experiments on the crystallization of calcite via amorphousto- crystalline transition point to the fact that the transformation kinetics may be controlled by the micropattern and the macroscopic shape of the amorphous precursor phase. Here we analyse a simple kinetic model, based on thermodynamic considerations, showing that the presence of cavities in the micropatterned precursor phase might interfere with the transformation process and control its kinetics. The size of the cavities couples to the total surface energy and, hence, to crystal nucleation and growth, while the spacing of the cavities, as compared to the typical diffusion path, controls the possible nucleation of competing crystals.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0006189