crystal habit


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crystal habit

[′krist·əl ‚hab·ət]
(crystallography)
The size and shape of the crystals in a crystalline solid. Also known as habit.
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They cover configuration and conformation of macromolecules in polymer crystals, the packing of macromolecules in polymer crystals, determining crystal structure from X-ray diffraction, defects and disorder in polymer crystals, analyzing diffuse scattering from disordered structures of polymers, crystal habits, and the influence of crystal defects and structural disorder on the physical and mechanical properties of polymeric materials.
SEM studies show the difference of un-inhibited and inhibited crystal habits and the mechanism of scale inhibition.