Emergence of morphological chirality from twinned crystals

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Twisted twins of subunit inorganic crystals make up the backbone of helical morphologies. Chirality emerges from crystals that are without molecular chirality through the assembly of tilted subunits under diffusion-limited conditions (see picture).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1363-1368
Number of pages6
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Mar 5


  • Chirality
  • Crystal growth
  • Gels
  • Helical structures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)


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