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Biological mineralization of iron: Studies using Mössbauer spectroscopy and complementary techniques

Webb, J., Kim, K-S, Tran, K.C. and St Pierre, T.G. (1988) Biological mineralization of iron: Studies using Mössbauer spectroscopy and complementary techniques. Hyperfine Interactions, 40 (1-4). pp. 223-233.

Link to Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02049092
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Abstract

Biological deposition of solid Fe-containing phases can be studied using57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy. Other techniques are needed in order to understand this complex process. These include proton-induced X-ray and γ-ray emission (PIXE/PIGME), electron microscopy, electron and X-ray diffraction, infrared spectroscopy and chemical characterization of organic components. This paper reviews and evaluates the application of these techniques to biological mineralization of Fe, particularly that occurring in the radula teeth of the marine molluscs, chitons and limpets.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright: © 1988 J.C. Baltzer AG, Scientific Publishing Company.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/20609
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