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Title: Visualization of the effect of additives on the nanostructures of individual bio-inspired calcite crystals

Abstract

Soluble additives provide a versatile strategy for controlling crystallization processes, enabling selection of properties including crystal sizes, morphologies, and structures. Here, the additive species can also be incorporated within the crystal lattice, leading for example to enhanced mechanical properties. However, while many techniques are available for analyzing particle shape and structure, it remains challenging to characterize the structural inhomogeneities and defects introduced into individual crystals by these additives, where these govern many important material properties. Here, we exploit Bragg coherent diffraction imaging to visualize the effects of soluble additives on the internal structures of individual crystals on the nanoscale. Investigation of bio-inspired calcite crystals grown in the presence of lysine or magnesium ions reveals that while a single dislocation is observed in calcite crystals grown in the presence of lysine, magnesium ions generate complex strain patterns. Indeed, in addition to the expected homogeneous solid solution of Mg ions in the calcite lattice, we observe two zones comprising alternating lattice contractions and relaxation, where comparable alternating layers of high magnesium calcite have been observed in many magnesium calcite biominerals. Such insight into the structures of nanocomposite crystals will ultimately enable us to understand and control their properties.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [3]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [4];  [5]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [6]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Univ. of Leeds, Leeds (United Kingdom)
  2. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
  3. Univ. of St. Andrews, St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
  4. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Advanced Photon Source (APS)
  5. Diamond Light Source, Didcot (United Kingdom)
  6. Univ. College London, London (United Kingdom); Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1503407
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1497380
Report Number(s):
BNL-211305-2019-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 2041-6520; CSHCBM
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0012704; AC02-76SF00515; EP/H005374/1; EP/M003027/1; EP/N002423/1; 614290 “EXONMR”
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Chemical Science
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 10; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 2041-6520
Publisher:
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

Citation Formats

Ihli, Johannes, Clark, Jesse N., Kanwal, Nasima, Kim, Yi -Yeoun, Holden, Mark A., Harder, Ross J., Tang, Chiu C., Ashbrook, Sharon E., Robinson, Ian K., and Meldrum, Fiona C.. Visualization of the effect of additives on the nanostructures of individual bio-inspired calcite crystals. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1039/C8SC03733G.
Ihli, Johannes, Clark, Jesse N., Kanwal, Nasima, Kim, Yi -Yeoun, Holden, Mark A., Harder, Ross J., Tang, Chiu C., Ashbrook, Sharon E., Robinson, Ian K., & Meldrum, Fiona C.. Visualization of the effect of additives on the nanostructures of individual bio-inspired calcite crystals. United States. doi:10.1039/C8SC03733G.
Ihli, Johannes, Clark, Jesse N., Kanwal, Nasima, Kim, Yi -Yeoun, Holden, Mark A., Harder, Ross J., Tang, Chiu C., Ashbrook, Sharon E., Robinson, Ian K., and Meldrum, Fiona C.. Fri . "Visualization of the effect of additives on the nanostructures of individual bio-inspired calcite crystals". United States. doi:10.1039/C8SC03733G. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1503407.
@article{osti_1503407,
title = {Visualization of the effect of additives on the nanostructures of individual bio-inspired calcite crystals},
author = {Ihli, Johannes and Clark, Jesse N. and Kanwal, Nasima and Kim, Yi -Yeoun and Holden, Mark A. and Harder, Ross J. and Tang, Chiu C. and Ashbrook, Sharon E. and Robinson, Ian K. and Meldrum, Fiona C.},
abstractNote = {Soluble additives provide a versatile strategy for controlling crystallization processes, enabling selection of properties including crystal sizes, morphologies, and structures. Here, the additive species can also be incorporated within the crystal lattice, leading for example to enhanced mechanical properties. However, while many techniques are available for analyzing particle shape and structure, it remains challenging to characterize the structural inhomogeneities and defects introduced into individual crystals by these additives, where these govern many important material properties. Here, we exploit Bragg coherent diffraction imaging to visualize the effects of soluble additives on the internal structures of individual crystals on the nanoscale. Investigation of bio-inspired calcite crystals grown in the presence of lysine or magnesium ions reveals that while a single dislocation is observed in calcite crystals grown in the presence of lysine, magnesium ions generate complex strain patterns. Indeed, in addition to the expected homogeneous solid solution of Mg ions in the calcite lattice, we observe two zones comprising alternating lattice contractions and relaxation, where comparable alternating layers of high magnesium calcite have been observed in many magnesium calcite biominerals. Such insight into the structures of nanocomposite crystals will ultimately enable us to understand and control their properties.},
doi = {10.1039/C8SC03733G},
journal = {Chemical Science},
issn = {2041-6520},
number = 4,
volume = 10,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {11}
}

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