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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Crystal habits are controlled by the physical-chemical conditions of crystallization (Sunagawa, 1987).
The observed crystal habits of the frost flowers were long needles, betraying their origin from the vapour phase at temperatures between -20[degrees]C and -30[degrees]C.
The crystal habit of drug was more prominent in the coevaporated product of drug and lauric acid, which showed the formation of agglomerate (Figure.
The biologically formed crystals of the shell are generally all of uniform size, have oriented crystallographic axes, and adopt sizes and shapes ("crystal habits") quite different from those found in their nonbiological counterparts.
Because magnetite crystals of cubic and tetrahexahedral habit are so rare worldwide, we investigated their crystal habits at this locality in more detail (Chamberlain and Robinson 1993; Morgan, et al.
XRD spectra of the prepared agglomerates showed no significant change in crystal structure and crystal habit when compared with pure ibuprofen.
The selectivity of the growing crystal for incorporating molecules of only a specific type and chirality in sugars was found at NBS to depend not only on crystal phase, but also on crystal habit and temperature (4,5) (1)
The crystal habit and most other physical properties of the two minerals (Table 1) are very similar.
The crystal habit shown here is reminiscent of wheat sheaves.
The crystal habit of these specimens is similar to that of specimens from the 2004 pocket, but the pink portions of the crystals have a more intense color, grading into a deep raspberry-red.