crystalline anisotropy

crystalline anisotropy

[′kris·tə·lən an·ə′sä·trə·pē]
(solid-state physics)
The tendency of crystals to have different properties in different directions; for example, a ferromagnet will spontaneously magnetize along certain crystallographic axes.
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which is consistent with results derived from Hypothesis I, thus confirming a weak crystalline anisotropy.
Due to the crystalline anisotropy, the ultra-fine barium-ferrite particles have high coercivity for superior performance high-density recording.