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

@article{Fratzl2010AKM,
  title={A kinetic model of the transformation of a micropatterned amorphous precursor into a porous single crystal.},
  author={Peter Fratzl and Franz Dieter Fischer and J Svoboda and Joanna Aizenberg},
  journal={Acta biomaterialia},
  year={2010},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={1001-5}
}
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 amorphous-to-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… CONTINUE READING

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