The multiple roles of additives in CaCO3 crystallization : a quantitative case study
2009, Gebauer, Denis, Cölfen, Helmut, Verch, Andreas, Antonietti, Markus
To date, the knowledge of the multiple roles of additives in calcium carbonate crystallization results from empirical control of crystal growth. We present a crystallization assay generating controlled supersaturation, which allows the categorization of different modes of additive action. This facilitates a novel understanding of the action of crystallization additives.