Crystalline

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Description

A solid material with a well-defined, regular arrangement of atoms ions or molecules. Minerals as well as some polymers and cellulosic material can be crystalline. Crystalline materials will produce a characteristic x-ray diffraction pattern that relates to the spatial positions of the molecules.

Synonyms and Related Terms

cristalino (Esp., Port.); kristallin (Deut.); kristallijn (Ned.)