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A crystalline material that exhibits a different optical properties with different axes of illumination.

Synonyms and Related Terms

anisotropic (adj.); anisotropie (Fr.); anisotropia (Port.)

Resources and Citations

  • Jose Delgado Rodrigues, LNEC, 2009, submitted information.
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Walter C. McCrone, John Gustave Delly, The Particle Atlas, W. McCrone Associates, Chicago, IV, 1972
  • Theodore J. Reinhart, 'Glossary of Terms', Engineered Plastics, ASM International, 1988