Anisotropic Lattice Distortions in Biogenic Minerals Originated from Strong Atomic Interactions at Organic/Inorganic Interfaces

@inproceedings{Zolotoyabko2017AnisotropicLD,
  title={Anisotropic Lattice Distortions in Biogenic Minerals Originated from Strong Atomic Interactions at Organic/Inorganic Interfaces},
  author={Emil Zolotoyabko},
  year={2017}
}
In this paper, the atomic structure of biogenic calcium carbonate is comprehensively reviewed with a focus on structural distinctions between biogenic and abiotic materials. We systematically describe most of the important experimental findings in this field from the first discovery of lattice distortions in biogenic aragonite, followed by observations that showed that anisotropic lattice distortions are widespread in biogenic calcite and aragonite produced by different organisms. We discuss… CONTINUE READING