Facile solution synthesis and characterization of CaCO3microspheres with urchin-shaped structure

Wenshuang Zhang, Xinyong Li, Zhenping Qu, Qidong Zhao, Guohua Chen

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Urchin-shaped CaCO3microspheres were successfully synthesized by a facile low-temperature solution-phase method. The product was characterized with X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectra and high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). The characterization results revealed that the structure of the urchin-shaped CaCO3was grown along the (104) crystal plane with a calcite structure. Furthermore, the valence states and the surface chemical compositions of CaCO3were further identified by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). This study provides a simple method to prepare urchin-shaped CaCO3microspheres in large scale, which broads their practical applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-73
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Calcium carbonate
  • Characterization methods
  • Microstructure
  • Three-dimensional
  • Urchin-shaped

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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