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Dynamic Control of Mineralisation

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Project "DYNAMIN" data sheet

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Organization address
city: LEEDS
postcode: LS2 9JT

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Total cost 2˙632˙375 €
 EC max contribution 2˙632˙375 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2017-ADG
 Funding Scheme ERC-ADG
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-09-01   to  2023-08-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS UK (LEEDS) coordinator 2˙632˙375.00


 Project objective

This project will take inspiration from biomineralisation to achieve exceptional, dynamic control over crystallisation processes.

Understanding the fundamental mechanisms which govern crystallisation promises the ability to inhibit or promote crystallisation as desired, and to tailor the properties of crystalline materials towards a huge range of applications. Biomineralisation provides a perfect precedent for this approach, where organisms achieve control currently unparalleled in synthetic systems. This is achieved because mineralisation occurs within controlled environments in which an organism can interact with the nascent mineral.

Thanks to recent advances in microfabrication techniques and analytical methods we finally have the tools required to bring such control to the laboratory. DYNAMIN will exploit microfluidic and confined systems to study and interact with crystallisation processes with outstanding spatial and temporal resolution. Flowing droplet devices will be coupled to synchrotron techniques to investigate and control nucleation, using soluble additives and nucleating particles to direct the crystallisation pathway. Static chambers will be used to interact with crystallisation processes over longer length and time scales to achieve spatio-temporal control to rival that in biomineralisation, while a unique confined system – titania nanotubes – will enable the study and control of organic-mediated mineralisation, using fresh reagents and proteinases to interact with the process. Finally, a key biogenic strategy will provide the inspiration to develop a simple and potentially general method to trigger and control the transformation of amorphous precursor phases to single crystal products.

This will generate a new framework for studying and controlling crystallisation processes, where these new skills will find applications in sectors ranging from the Chemical Industry, to Healthcare, Advanced Materials, Formulated Products and the Environment.


List of deliverables.
Data Management Plan (DMP) Open Research Data Pilot 2019-10-03 18:10:09

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of DYNAMIN deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2020 Zongwei Zhang, Yuan Gao, Fiona C. Meldrum, Lingling Shui, Zhijun Wang, Shunbo Li, Gang Li
Investigating the Nucleation Kinetics of Calcium Carbonate Using a Zero-Water-Loss Microfluidic Chip
published pages: 2787-2795, ISSN: 1528-7483, DOI: 10.1021/acs.cgd.0c00191
Crystal Growth & Design 20/4 2020-04-24
2019 Mark A. Levenstein, Clara Anduix‐Canto, Yi‐Yeoun Kim, Mark A. Holden, Carlos González Niño, David C. Green, Stephanie E. Foster, Alexander N. Kulak, Lata Govada, Naomi E. Chayen, Sarah J. Day, Chiu C. Tang, Britta Weinhausen, Manfred Burghammer, Nikil Kapur, Fiona C. Meldrum
Droplet Microfluidics XRD Identifies Effective Nucleating Agents for Calcium Carbonate
published pages: 1808172, ISSN: 1616-301X, DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201808172
Advanced Functional Materials 29/19 2020-04-24

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