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Polymer micelle-directed growth of BaCO3 spiral nanobelts.

Chemical communications (Cambridge, England) (2012-07-19)
Wenjie Zhu, Chunhua Cai, Jiaping Lin, Liquan Wang, Lili Chen, Zeliang Zhuang
ABSTRACT

We discovered that micelles of a thermo-responsive polypeptide-based copolymer are able to direct growth of barium carbonate (BaCO(3)) in the form of nanobelts. The BaCO(3) nanobelts tend to grow around a formed crystal, and curl into a spiral superstructure.

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Sigma-Aldrich
Barium carbonate, ACS reagent, ≥99%
Sigma-Aldrich
Barium carbonate, 99.999% trace metals basis
Sigma-Aldrich
Barium carbonate, 99.98% trace metals basis