Crystallographic structure of the foliated calcite of bivalves.

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The foliated layer of bivalves is constituted by platy calcite crystals, or laths, surrounded by an organic layer, and which are arranged into sheets (folia). Therefore, the foliated microstructure can be considered the calcitic analogue to nacre. In this paper, the foliated microstructure has been studied in detail using electron and X-ray diffraction… (More)

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