News tagged with calcite

Crystal clear research

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have successfully created synthetic crystals whose structures and properties mimic those of naturally occurring biominerals such as seashells.

Sep 06, 2011 4.5 / 5 (4) 1 | with audio podcast

How soft corals defy their environment

Many marine organisms, including corals, build skeletons from calcium carbonate -- in the form of calcite or aragonite. The current composition of seawater favors the formation of aragonite -- but soft corals have a specific ...

Aug 16, 2011 not rated yet 0