Calcium carbonate with nanogranular microstructure yields enhanced toughness.

@article{LopezBerganza2017CalciumCW,
  title={Calcium carbonate with nanogranular microstructure yields enhanced toughness.},
  author={Josue A Lopez-Berganza and Ruofan Song and A. Elbanna and Rosa M Espinosa-Marzal},
  journal={Nanoscale},
  year={2017},
  volume={9 43},
  pages={
          16689-16699
        }
}
The presence of nanogranular microstructures is a widely reported feature of biominerals that form by classical and non-classical mineralization pathways. Inspired by nature, we have synthesized amorphous calcium carbonate nanoparticles with nanogranular microstructures, whose grain size is tuned by varying the polymer concentration. The response to… CONTINUE READING