crystal face

crystal face

[¦krist·əl ¦fās]
(crystallography)
One of the outward planar surfaces which define a crystal and reflect its internal structure. Also known as face.
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There is a glare-free, flat crystal face that features multiple layers of hard, smudge-resistant coatings that minimize scratches.
According to Miyashita (1996), within each pyramid, inclusions form as bundles of slightly misoriented units aligned normal to the crystal face.
The dissolution rate is assumed similar for the same crystal face (for instance on all faces of a halite cube).
It is the first Android watch with a scratch-proof sapphire crystal face.
The new Swarovski Shine collection also includes a wearable with a brilliant crystal face.
Follow the lead of the Queen of the Nile and try a Gold Crystal Face Mask.
The crystal face characteristics corresponding to the diffraction rings produced by the precipitates at the inorganic-organic interface are very close to those of HAP (Table 5).
Emerald and ruby coloured crystal face ring watches (pounds 55), sapphire coloured pendant watch (pounds 65), green crystal faced watch (pounds 99) all by Philippe Starck with Fossil.
The small variations depend on which crystal face is in contact with the liquid, for instance.
Bean has developed a stainless steel field watch for gardening (or hiking, biking and crafts) with a thick, scratch-resistant crystal face and watertight O-ring to keep water out of the works if you get extra sweaty - or caught in the sprinklers.
Researchers can use existing phage libraries to identify the macrophages that bind strongly to a surface--for example, the 001 crystal face of' aragonite-which in turn allows them to identify the polypeptide sequence present that bonds specifically to the particular surface facet.