habit plane

habit plane

[′hab·ət ‚plān]
(crystallography)
The crystallographic plane or system of planes along which certain phenomena such as twinning occur.
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Type-(I) lamellae have the low energy habit plane as their lamellar interfaces, and have the same lamellar direction as the original primary lamellae.
d-Hydride Habit Plane Determination in a-Zirconium at 298 K by Strain Energy Minimization Technique
The intersection of these habit planes creates a coexistence line of the austenite with the single variant of martensite, whereas the regions ahead of the habit planes are filled by a twinned structure, as the compatibility conditions require.