Thermally induced fragmentation of nanoscale calcite

Mihiro Takasaki, Makoto Tago, Yuya Oaki, Hiroaki Imai

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Calcite nanorods ∼50 nm wide are thermally separated into nanoblocks. The fragmentation is ascribed to the ion diffusion on metastable crystal surfaces at temperatures (∼400 °C) much lower than the melting point. The presence of water molecules enhances the surface diffusion and induces deformation of the nanorods even at ∼60 °C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6088-6091
Number of pages4
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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