optical twinning

optical twinning

[′äp·tə·kəl ′twin·iŋ]
(crystallography)
Growing together of two crystals which are the same except that the structure of one is the mirror image of the structure of the other. Also known as chiral twinning.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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