We compare the organization of the first coordination shells around the calcium ion in biogenic ACC phases from three different sources. The results show that although the three biogenic samples have the same chemical composition, which is referred to collectively under the name "amorphous calcium carbonate", they are structurally different from one another. These differences may be attributed to the diverse modes of formation of such biogenic materials and may account for their known variations in stability.
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Advanced Functional Materials|
|State||Published - Jan 2002|