Organic–inorganic interfaces and spiral growth in nacre

  title={Organic–inorganic interfaces and spiral growth in nacre},
  author={Nan Yao and Alexander Epstein and W. Q. Liu and Franz Sauer and Ning Yang},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society Interface},
  pages={367 - 376}
Nacre, the crown jewel of natural materials, has been extensively studied owing to its remarkable physical properties for over 160 years. Yet, the precise structural features governing its extraordinary strength and its growth mechanism remain elusive. In this paper, we present a series of observations pertaining to the red abalone (Haliotis rufescens) shell's organic-inorganic interface, organic interlayer morphology and properties, large-area crystal domain orientations and nacre growth. In… CONTINUE READING
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