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Langmuir films of amino acid-modified diacetylenes as organic templates for biomimetic mineralization
Author(s): Arkadi L. Litvin; Lynne A. Samuelson; David L. Kaplan; Changmo Sung; Paul M. McCarthy; Deborah H. Charych; Wayne Spevak
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Paper Abstract

Amino-acid modified diacetylenes were used as organic templates for controlled biomineralization. Macromolecular changes in the monolayers have been observed upon application of pressure or polymerization. The degree of film compression and film polymerization influenced calcium carbonate polymorph selectivity. The desired optimization of the physical properties of the biomineral product is approached via structural control of the organic monolayer.

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Date Published: 22 May 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2441, Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Smart Materials, (22 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209824
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Arkadi L. Litvin, U.S. Army Natick Research Development and Engineering Ctr. and Geo-Centers, Inc. (United States)
Lynne A. Samuelson, U.S. Army Natick Research Development and Engineering Ctr. (United States)
David L. Kaplan, U.S. Army Natick Research Development and Engineering Ctr. (United States)
Changmo Sung, Univ. of Massachusetts/Lowell (United States)
Paul M. McCarthy, Univ. of Massachusetts/Lowell (United States)
Deborah H. Charych, Lawrence Berkeley Lab. (United States)
Wayne Spevak, Lawrence Berkeley Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2441:
Smart Structures and Materials 1995: Smart Materials
A. Peter Jardine, Editor(s)

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