crystal structure

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crys·tal struc·ture

the arrangement in space and the interatomic distances and angles of the atoms in crystals, usually determined by x-ray diffraction measurements.
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Estate sale shoppers are more interested in buying individual pieces of a china or crystal pattern to fill out their existing collections than to buy full sets, according to John Gaiser, an owner of Pennsylvania Trading Co.
Its crystal pattern is the same as other types of quartz, like citrine, a yellow gem often mistaken for November's topaz.
A pair of wine goblets to match their crystal pattern, a set of six gold filigree wine glasses for $64 at Pottery Barn or something a tad more frivolous, like a set of four tiny red-and-gold cordials at Pier 1 Imports for $25.
His claim (31) to fit our powder data led him to write that there was only 1 chance in 10 000 that this unit cell could be wrong, but he ignored that his indexing could not fit our published single crystal pattern.
For scoring, if any crystal patterns are in question, have another student (or the whole class) decide if it is acceptable and meets the "crystal pattern" criteria.
At least one of the seeds from a nick site grew in perfect alignment to the underlying silicon crystal pattern, the researchers claim in the Jan.
A special thermochromic ink on the wrapper changes colour when it is cooled below 8C (44F) revealing a snow crystal pattern or eskimo cartoon in the choc bar's famous logo.
X-rays were used initially to identify a crystal pattern in stretched natural rubber, leading to a better understanding of its strength properties.
Using a state-of-the-art electron beam lithography facility at the New Jersey Nanotechnology Consortium, located at Bell Labs headquarters in Murray Hill, New Jersey, the researchers were able to superimpose a hexagonal photonic crystal pattern on the semiconductor layers that made the QC laser.
Instead, their findings point to a more complex crystal pattern that could arise from convection within the solid inner core.
Each year, Waterford designers introduce a new signature cut crystal pattern to become part of the current series of crystal sentiments.
Although Lismore, Waterford's most enduring and popular crystal pattern, was designed before Waterford became a big brand name, it can arguably be called the pattern that put the company on the map.