Acicular

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Description

Acicular crystals have a needle-like shape. Some metallic alloys have microstructures with acicular components. One example is ferrite in cast iron.

Synonyms and Related Terms

nadelförmig (Deut.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Walter C. McCrone, John Gustave Delly, The Particle Atlas, W. McCrone Associates, Chicago, IV, 1972
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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