Atomic-scale imaging of calcite growth and dissolution in real time

P. E. Hillner, A. J. Gratz, S. Manne, P. K. Hansma

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We present a new experimental technique for real-time observation of aqueous mineral growth and dissolution at the atomic scale using an atomic-force microscope (AFM) equipped with a flow-through fluid cell. We applied this technique to observe changes in surface topography on the (101̄4) cleavage plane of calcite during alternating episodes of growth and dissolution. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)359-362
Number of pages4
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1992

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  • Geology


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