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- n. Plural form of polycrystal.
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Specifically, textured materials show more shape change than other materials such as polycrystals, which tend to "average out" the changes.
This instrument was used principally to study liquids and polycrystals, as was its improved successor at the NRU reactor.
"Fatigue damage in polycrystals - Part 2: Intrinsic scatter of fatigue life"
However this behavior is not obvious in larger samples and the polycrystals.
The results discussed in the paper is not applicable to polycrystals and composites.