Growth modification of seeded calcite using carboxylic acids: atomistic simulations.


Molecular dynamics simulations were used to investigate possible explanations for experimentally observed differences in the growth modification of calcite particles by two organic additives, polyacrylic acid (PAA) and polyaspartic acid (p-ASP). The more rigid backbone of p-ASP was found to inhibit the formation of stable complexes with counter-ions in… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcis.2010.02.057


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