Bio-inspired crystal morphogenesis by hydrophilic polymers

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YU, Shu-Hong, Helmut CÖLFEN, 2004. Bio-inspired crystal morphogenesis by hydrophilic polymers. In: Journal of Materials Chemistry. 14(14), pp. 2124-2147. ISSN 0959-9428. eISSN 1364-5501. Available under: doi: 10.1039/B401420K

@article{Yu2004Bioin-40456, title={Bio-inspired crystal morphogenesis by hydrophilic polymers}, year={2004}, doi={10.1039/B401420K}, number={14}, volume={14}, issn={0959-9428}, journal={Journal of Materials Chemistry}, pages={2124--2147}, author={Yu, Shu-Hong and Cölfen, Helmut} }

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