Influence of the Insoluble and Soluble Matrix of Abalone Nacre on the Growth of Calcium Carbonate Crystals

@article{Gries2011InfluenceOT,
  title={Influence of the Insoluble and Soluble Matrix of Abalone Nacre on the Growth of Calcium Carbonate Crystals},
  author={K. Gries and Fabian Heinemann and Meike Gummich and A. Ziegler and A. Rosenauer and M. Fritz},
  journal={Crystal Growth \& Design},
  year={2011},
  volume={11},
  pages={729-734}
}
During the growth process of the nacre layer in abalone shells, aragonite platelets are built into a preformed organic matrix. This matrix consists of chitin and different proteins that may affect the morphology and the crystal structure of the developed platelets. The organic matrix can be divided into two fractions: the soluble and the insoluble matrix. The soluble matrix has influence on the precipitation rates of calcium carbonate crystals and also the insoluble matrix affects crystal… Expand
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