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crys·tal twin·ning

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  1. crystal twinningnoun

    The intergrowth of two twin crystals.

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  1. Crystal twinning

    Crystal twinning occurs when two or more adjacent crystals of the same mineral are oriented so that they share some of the same crystal lattice points in a symmetrical manner. The result is an intergrowth of two separate crystals that are tightly bonded to each other. The surface along which the lattice points are shared in twinned crystals is called a composition surface or twin plane. Crystallographers classify twinned crystals by a number of twin laws. These twin laws are specific to the crystal structure. The type of twinning can be a diagnostic tool in mineral identification. Deformation twinning, in which twinning develops in a crystal in response to a shear stress, is an important mechanism for permanent shape changes in a crystal.

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  1. Crystal twinning

    Crystal twinning occurs when two separate crystals share some of the same crystal lattice points in a symmetrical manner. The result is an intergrowth of two separate crystals in a variety of specific configurations. A twin boundary or composition surface separates the two crystals. Crystallographers classify twinned crystals by a number of twin laws. These twin laws are specific to the crystal system. The type of twinning can be a diagnostic tool in mineral identification. Twinning can often be a problem in X-ray crystallography, as a twinned crystal does not produce a simple diffraction pattern.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crystal twinning in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crystal twinning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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