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DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Amorphous Particle to Aragonite Crystal

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Caption: Amorphous calcium carbonate (round particle) forms and grows in size, then transforms into aragonite, which looks like bundles of wheat. The aragonite consumes almost the whole particle of amorphous calcium carbonate.

Credit: Nielsen et al. 2014/Science

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