biominerals

Food for thought: Penrose v Ellis (2)

See Food for thought: Penrose v Ellis (1) Biomimetic mineral self-organization from silica-rich spring waters Purely inorganic reactions of silica, metal carbonates, and metal hydroxides can produce self-organized complex structures that mimic the texture of biominerals, the morphology of primitive organisms, and that catalyze prebiotic reactions. To date, these fascinating structures have only been synthesized Food for thought: Penrose v Ellis (2)