Observation Examples of Minerals
Observation of Calcite in Solution (2)
The dissolution process of calcite crystals in solution was observed. The propagation of steps of approx. 0.3 nm in size due to dissolution could be seen. It took approx. 10 minutes to go from (b-1) to (b-3).
(Data provided by Prof. Kagi, School of Science, The University of Tokyo.)