This communication describes the bionic preparation of a composite material in which fluorescent magnetite nanoparticles are included within the calcitic skeletal structure of the foraminifer Amphistrigina lessoni. This research represents the first tailored experiment where a living calcifying organism is used to synthesize a CaCO3 composite, taking advantage of its control over the precipitation process, which has potentially no comparison with in vitro experiments.

Bionic synthesis of a magnetic calcite skeletal structure through living foraminifera

Magnabosco, Giulia;Fermani, Simona;Calvaresi, Matteo;Falini, Giuseppe
2019

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This communication describes the bionic preparation of a composite material in which fluorescent magnetite nanoparticles are included within the calcitic skeletal structure of the foraminifer Amphistrigina lessoni. This research represents the first tailored experiment where a living calcifying organism is used to synthesize a CaCO3 composite, taking advantage of its control over the precipitation process, which has potentially no comparison with in vitro experiments.
Magnabosco, Giulia; Hauzer, Hagar; Fermani, Simona; Calvaresi, Matteo; Corticelli, Franco; Christian, Meganne; Albonetti, Cristiano; Morandi, Vittorio; Erez, Jonathan; Falini, Giuseppe
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