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Crystallization of SrCO3 on a self-assembled monolayer substrate: an in-situ synchrotron X-ray study

Küther, Jörg and Bartz, Marcus and Vaughan, Gavin BM and Tremel, Wolfgang and Seshadri, Ram (2001) Crystallization of SrCO3 on a self-assembled monolayer substrate: an in-situ synchrotron X-ray study. In: Journal of Materials Chemistry, 11 (2). pp. 503-506.

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Abstract

Self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) of alkanethiols on gold surfaces show great promise in controlling the nucleation and growth of inorganic minerals from solution. In doing so, they mimic the role of some biogenic macromolecules in natural biomineralisation processes. Crystallization on SAM surfaces is usually monitored ex-situ; by allowing the process to commence and to evolve for some time, removing the substrate from the mother solution, and then examining it using microscopy, diffraction etc. We present here for the first time, the use of high energy monochromatic synchrotron X-radiation in conjunction with a two dimensional detector to monitor in situ, in a time resolved fashion, the growth of SrCO3 (strontianite) crystals on a SAM substrate.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Royal Society of Chemistry.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2011 08:11
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2011 08:11
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/39521

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