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Crystal tectonics: Novel routes to the ordered aggregation and self assembly of inorganic solids

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Heywood, BR, Crystal tectonics: Novel routes to the ordered aggregation and self assembly of inorganic solids, Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Microscopy Society of America, 31 July - 5 August 1994, New Orleans, LA, USA, pp. 424-425. (1994) [Refereed Conference Paper]

Abstract

The synthesis of anisotropic inorganic materials via the crystal tectonics route is investigated. The principle of self assembly is drawn from the ligand-receptor type interactions in biological systems. An example of biotectonics, the formation of the magnetotactic bacteria, shows the potential of biomimetic strategies for controlling crystallochemical strategies for tailored fabrication of crystalline materials. It is demonstrated that non-reversible aggregation of nanodimensional inorganic solids into three dimensional arrays can be promoted by ligand receptor interactions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:agglomeration, anisotropy, bacteria, crystal atomic structure, crystal growth, crystal orientation, crystal tectonics, magnetotactic bacteria, self assembly
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Physical Chemistry (incl. Structural)
Research Field:Structural Chemistry and Spectroscopy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
Author:Heywood, BR (Professor Brigid Heywood)
ID Code:104522
Year Published:1994
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2015-11-13
Last Modified:2015-11-13
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