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platy

[′plad·ē]
(geology)
Referring to a sedimentary particle whose length is more than three times its thickness.
Referring to a sandstone or limestone that splits into laminae having thicknesses in the range of 2 to 10 millimeters.
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The particles of this size range have a very obvious platy structure.
The platy gravels showed an oriented, anisotropic clayey fabric with low to high degree of impregnation by oxides.
The most likely reason for the drop is that the addition of platy filler to a brittle polymer is causing stress concentration and crack initiation and therefore reducing toughness.
Phyllosilicates, as well as all layered crystal structures, exhibit platy crystallites.
The figure clearly shows that NS is a 2-D nanomaterial with platy appearance of ca.
Platypus 2-1itre Platy Bottle with closure cap 10 [pounds sterling]/36 grams
Padbury Managing Director Gary Stokes said geological mapping at the site had delineated iron ore targets with potentially significant platy hematite-goethite mineralisation, with grades of up to 63.2% Fe' achieved from surface rock chip samples.
Platy Enterprises, a new form of workplace incivility has emerged.
In 2010, 27 per cent of employees in the Czech Republic used flexitime benefits at work, according to a survey from the website platy.cz.
The platy and tabular crystals of drug were seen entangled with lauric acid crystals show the entrapment of acicular and platy crystals of drug in fatty acid (myristic acid, palmitic acid, and stearic acid) matrix (Figure.
Of the patients with interstitial disease, all had large amounts of aluminum and magnesium silicates in an unusual platy configuration, ranging from 27,600 to 184,000/g wet weight of lung.