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Patterns of mineral organization in carbonate biological hard materials

Griesshaber, Erika and Yin, Xiaofei and Ziegler, Andreas and Kelm, Klemens and Checa, Antonio and Eisenhauer, Anton and Schmahl, Wolfgang W. (2017) Patterns of mineral organization in carbonate biological hard materials. In: HIGHLIGHTS IN APPLIED MINERALOGY de Gruyter. pp. 245-272. ISBN 978-3-11-049122-7.

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Organization of nanosized entities across many length scales poses a major challenge in the development and production of man-made materials with advanced functions. In contrast, in biologically formed hard tissues, this design feature and its formation principle is intrinsic. It began already with the emergence of first skeletal hard parts in late Precambrian and was diversified since then by evolutionary adaptation. In this concept article we describe nano-, meso- and macro scale biocarbonate mineral organization in biological hard tissues such as shells, calcite teeth and calcite intercalations into terrestrial isopod exocuticle. First, we highlight differences in extracellular matrix architectures and proceed to the interdigitation between biopolymer membranes/fibrils and biocarbonate mineral. Subsequently, we describe major types of fabrics and textures of mineral nanoparticles, crystallites and crystals in invertebrate hard tissues and discuss characteristic patterns of their organization on the different length scales. In the last part of this article we illustrate the utilization of carbonate mineral organization (texture) by the animal as a tool for habitat-adapted tailoring and functionalization of hard tissues.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/118783/
Document Type:Contribution to a Collection
Title:Patterns of mineral organization in carbonate biological hard materials
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Griesshaber, Erika1. Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, LMU Munich, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Yin, Xiaofei1. Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, LMU Munich, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Ziegler, Andreas2. Central Facility for Electron Microscopy, University of Ulm, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Kelm, Klemensklemens.kelm (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Checa, Antonio4. Department of Stratigraphy and Paleontology, University of Granada, SpainUNSPECIFIED
Eisenhauer, Anton5. GEOMAR-Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Marine Biogeochemistry/Marine Geosystems, Kiel, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Schmahl, Wolfgang W.geobiocenter lmu and dept. of ear th and environmental sciences, lmu munich, germanyUNSPECIFIED
Date:December 2017
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 245-272
Heuss-Aßbichler, Sorayasoraya@min.uni-muenchen.de
Amthauer, Georggeorg.amthauer@sbg.ac.at
John, Melaniemelanie.john@min.uni-muenchen.de
Publisher:de Gruyter
Keywords:Biomineralization, Hard Tissues
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:fixed-wing aircraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Structures and Materials
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Materials Research
Deposited By: Kelm, Dr. Klemens
Deposited On:15 Feb 2018 13:38
Last Modified:15 Feb 2018 13:38

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