Formation of Asymmetrical Structured Silica Controlled by a Phase Separation Process and Implication for Biosilicification

Biogenetic silica displays intricate patterns assembling from nano- to microsize level and interesting non-spherical structures differentiating in specific directions. Several model systems have been proposed to explain the formation of biosilica nanostructures. Of them, phase separation based on the physicochemical properties of organic amines was… CONTINUE READING