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mixed crystal

[′mikst ′krist·əl]
(crystallography)
A crystal whose lattice sites are occupied at random by different ions or molecules of two different compounds. Also known as mix crystal.
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Moriwaki, Growth and structure of lamellar mixed crystals of octacalcium phosphate and apatite in a model system of enamel formation, J.
NIST researchers are pursuing potential solutions to the problem involving mixed crystals to compensate for the birefringence effect.
Processes of coprecipitation are related to the ability of crystallizing compounds to form a mixed crystal (13), which is a solid solution (14) containing ions or molecules of one compound in the crystal lattice of another.