hexagonal system


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hexagonal system

[hek′sag·ə·nəl ′sis·təm]
(crystallography)
A crystal system that has three equal axes intersecting at 120° and lying in one plane; a fourth, unequal axis is perpendicular to the other three.
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Hexagonal chain is one class of hexagonal system consisting of hexagonal.
Gas hydrates are the ice-like compounds or solids formed by physical combination of a natural gas (mainly methane) and water, under specific conditions, in which water crystallises in the isometric crystallographic system rather than the hexagonal system of normal ice.
Though such effects are weak and only a few plates are obtained, our studies further prove the formation mechanism discussed in the hexagonal system (Wang et al., 2005).
Deng [6, 7] gave formula for calculating the PI index of cata-condensed hexagonal systems and TUVC6 [2 p, q].