Self-assembly of Carbonate-silica Colloids: Between Living and Non-living Form
We describe self-assembled silica-carbonate aggregates that show a diverse range of morphologies, all of which display complex internal structure, orientational ordering of components, and well-organised, curved global morphologies that bear a strong resemblance to biogenic forms. The internal order is described as a liquid-crystal-like organisation of colloidal particles. We discuss possible causes for the striking morphologies of these inorganic materials, including local nanocrystal packing...[Show more]
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