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crystallite

[′kris·tə‚līt]
(geology)
A small, rudimentary form of crystal which is of unknown mineralogic composition and which does not polarize light.
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Using the Rietveld refinement and Warren-Averbach method [24, 25] in the frame of MAUD software [31], a detailed analysis of XRD profiles can be performed leading to the determination of phase composition in addition to structural and microstructural parameters for each phase, such as lattice parameters (a, b, c), the average crystallite size <L>, microstrain [<[[epsilon].sup.2]>.sup.1/2], and stacking fault probabilities (SFP).
The average crystallite size and crystal phase of calcium carbonate obtained from seashells were determined using X -ray diffraction analysis.
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From Fig.2 it is revealed that as the sintering temperature increased from 60 to 800[degrees]C, several of the HA peaks become more distinct and narrower signifying an increase in the crystallite size and crystallinity confirming the important role of sintering.
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In terms of the FWHM, all samples experienced increase in crystallite sizes after annealing, with the samples grown at 1445 mV and 1450 mV showing the highest crystallite size of 63.02 nm.
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