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dc.contributor.authorYang, Shuang
dc.contributor.authorYang, Bing Xing
dc.contributor.authorWu, Long
dc.contributor.authorLi, Yu Hang
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Porun
dc.contributor.authorZhao, Huijun
dc.contributor.authorYu, Yan Yan
dc.contributor.authorGong, Xue Qing
dc.contributor.authorYang, Hua Gui
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:23:20Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:23:20Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issn2041-1723
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/ncomms6355
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/67463
dc.description.abstractOwing to its scientific and technological importance, crystallization as a ubiquitous phenomenon has been widely studied over centuries. Well-developed single crystals are generally enclosed by regular flat facets spontaneously to form polyhedral morphologies because of the well-known self-confinement principle for crystal growth. However, in nature, complex single crystalline calcitic skeleton of biological organisms generally has a curved external surface formed by specific interactions between organic moieties and biocompatible minerals. Here we show a new class of crystal surface of ?TiO2, which is enclosed by quasi continuous high-index microfacets and thus has a unique truncated biconic morphology. Such single crystals may open a new direction for crystal growth study since, in principle, crystal growth rates of all facets between two normal {101} and {011} crystal surfaces are almost identical. In other words, the facet with continuous Miller index can exist because of the continuous curvature on the crystal surface.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherNature Publishing Group
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom5355-1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto5355-7
dc.relation.ispartofjournalNature Communications
dc.relation.ispartofvolume5
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchInorganic chemistry not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode340299
dc.titleTitania single crystals with a curved surface
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorZhao, Huijun
gro.griffith.authorLiu, Porun
gro.griffith.authorYang, Huagui


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