• Publications
  • Influence
THE MATERIAL BONE: Structure-Mechanical Function Relations
▪ Abstract The term bone refers to a family of materials, all of which are built up of mineralized collagen fibrils. They have highly complex structures, described in terms of up to 7 hierarchicalExpand
  • 2,235
  • 74
An Overview of Biomineralization Processes and the Problem of the Vital Effect
“Biomineralization links soft organic tissues, which are compositionally akin to the atmosphere and oceans, with the hard materials of the solid Earth. It provides organisms with skeletons and shellsExpand
  • 725
  • 48
  • PDF
Lamellar bone: structure-function relations.
The term "bone" refers to a family of materials that have complex hierarchically organized structures. These structures are primarily adapted to the variety of mechanical functions that boneExpand
  • 584
  • 25
Interactions between acidic proteins and crystals: stereochemical requirements in biomineralization.
  • L. Addadi, S. Weiner
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 1 June 1985
Acidic matrix macromolecules are intimately involved in biological crystal growth. In vitro experiments, in which crystals of calcium dicarboxylate salts were grown in the presence of asparticExpand
  • 863
  • 22
Mineralogical and compositional changes in bones exposed on soil surfaces in Amboseli National Park, Kenya: diagenetic mechanisms and the role of sediment pore fluids
Abstract Bones exposed on tropical savannah grasslands of Amboseli National Park, Kenya undergo extensive post-mortem alteration within 40 years. A combined analytical approach involving TEMExpand
  • 310
  • 22
Mollusc larval shell formation: amorphous calcium carbonate is a precursor phase for aragonite.
The larval shells of the marine bivalves Mercenaria mercenaria and Crassostrea gigas are investigated by polarized light microscopy, infrared spectroscopy, Raman imaging spectroscopy, and scanningExpand
  • 523
  • 21
Taking Advantage of Disorder: Amorphous Calcium Carbonate and Its Roles in Biomineralization
Amorphous calcium carbonate (ACC) in its pure form is highly unstable, yet some organisms produce stable ACC, and cases are known in which ACC functions as a transient precursor of more stableExpand
  • 864
  • 20
Amorphous calcium carbonate transforms into calcite during sea urchin larval spicule growth
Sea urchin larvae form an endoskeleton composed of a pair of spicules. For more than a century it has been stated that each spicule comprises a single crystal of the CaCO3 mineral, calcite. We showExpand
  • 533
  • 20