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  • noun Plural form of crystallite.


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  • They formed the orange crystals; the black spots are voids with smaller crystallites inside.

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  • "Designed to propagate as volcanic crystallites, spreading from cone to cone—" added another young geologist.


  • And while all on board were contemplating these sounds, the ship suddenly careened a-starboard, a harsh, grating noise was heard overhead, and quantities of broken crystallites began falling on deck.

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  • Both the quartz and orthoclase contain dust inclusions and crystallites, while the evidences of shearing and crushing are abundant.

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  • The rock, which is of a granitic composition, contains numerous crystallites and has been subjected to considerable strain and crushing, which has resulted in foliation.

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  • Relatively large crystallites (first, only a few microns in size but, eventually, larger than 1 mm and visible by a naked eye) were obtained by the technique.

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  • Manchester University managed to extract single-atom-thick crystallites (graphene) from bulk graphite in 2004.

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  • Nascent 2D crystallites try to minimize their surface energy and inevitably morph into one of the rich variety of stable 3D structures that occur in soot.

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  • "As we make smaller and smaller devices, we've been using more nanocrystalline materials that have much smaller crystallites -- what materials scientists call grains -- and are believed to be much stronger," said Kevin Hemker, professor and chair of Mechanical Engineering in Johns Hopkins 'Whiting School of Engineering and senior author of the - latest science and technology news stories

  • Low pH, caused by acidic beverages or gastric juices (pH 1-4), destroys the enamel surface by partial and complete dissolution of the enamel crystallites, resulting in the release of

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