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crystalline

1. having the characteristics or structure of crystals
2. consisting of or containing crystals

Crystalline

A three-dimensional structure consisting of periodically repeated, identically constituted, congruent unit cells; found abundantly in natural objects.

crystalline

[′kris·tə·lən]
(crystallography)
Of, pertaining to, resembling, or composed of crystals.

crystalline

Like a crystal. It refers to a uniform atomic structure throughout the entire material. For example, the silicon in most integrated circuits is crystalline (see crystalline silicon). In phase change optical discs, the spots (bits) on the recording layer that are crystalline allow a greater reflection of the laser beam than do the amorphous spots, which have a random atomic structure. Contrast with amorphous. See liquid crystal, phase change disc and phase change memory.


Crystalline Vs. Amorphous
This magnified UDO disc from Plasmon shows the less reflective amorphous (grey) and more reflective crystalline (light/dark) bits. The crystalline area is not a single crystal, but a multi-crystalline region. Due to different crystal alignments and interaction of the beam used to image the material, the reflective bits appear variously light and dark. The different sizes of bits are due to UDO's encoding method. (Image courtesy of Plasmon, www.plasmon.com)
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The thing was generally complete, but the twisted crystalline bars lay unfinished upon the bench beside some sheets of drawings, and I took one up for a better look at it.
You seem to have a sort of geological museum here," he said, as he sat down, jerking his head briefly in the direction of the brown dust and the crystalline fragments.
The phial was that already recognized by the chemist's assistant, a tiny bottle of blue glass, containing a few grains of a white crystalline powder, and labelled: "Strychnine Hydrochloride.
The plum-pudding was of the same handsome roundness as ever, and came in with the symbolic blue flames around it, as if it had been heroically snatched from the nether fires, into which it had been thrown by dyspeptic Puritans; the dessert was as splendid as ever, with its golden oranges, brown nuts, and the crystalline light and dark of apple-jelly and damson cheese; in all these things Christmas was as it had always been since Tom could remember; it was only distinguished, it by anything, by superior sliding and snowballs.
Asia-Pacific is the largest market for crystalline PET due to presence of large manufacturing base in this region.
Crystalline silica is found in granite, sandstone, quartzite, various other rocks and sand.
In 2012, the United States imported crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from China and Taiwan valued at an estimated US$2.
Impressive improvement in the transparency of polypropylene can be achieved by limiting the dimensions of the crystalline regions to below the wavelength of light, using small quantities of nucleating agents, which create more crystallites but smaller ones.
I have worked with many families over the ye1ars who have suffered as a result of asbestos exposure, but a little known threat is beginning to emerge in the form of crystalline silica exposure.
Extensive efforts have been dedicated to tailor the aforementioned hierarchical crystalline structures by varying processing conditions and/or modifying the polymers (6-13).
Morphology, crystalline structure and optical energy band gap are among the effective parameters on titanium dioxide film in electron transfer rate and the re-combination process of bi-layer DSSCs.
Unlike household WiFi routers, The Crystalline Grid's NetBeacon[TM] offers an out-of-the-box solution at a $149 price point for long-distance WiFi access, in a way that each additional high-power NetBeacon[TM] self-configures to increase the network coverage area up to an additional quarter-mile without requiring an additional Internet connection.