Results for: Crystallinity

Why are metals crystalline?

Metals are crystalline because the bond via metallic bonding, are unrestricted as to number and position of nearest neighbor atoms, and have dense atomic packing. Due to these (MORE)

What is crystalline vitamin B12?

Much of the Vitamin B12 in our diet is bound to proteins in meat and must be released before it can be used in the blood stream. This commonly occurs in our stomach through th (MORE)

What are crystalline and amorphous substances?

Crystalline and Amorphous are two forms of Carbon. Crystalline is the form in which most of the substances consists of crystals or so. Examples are: Diamond, Graphite and Full (MORE)
In Mining

What does crystalline mean?

Crystalline is a description used for a solid which has its atoms (or ions/molecules) arranged in a repeating pattern. A crystal can be described as a crystalline solid.
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In Health

What does the crystalline lens do?

  The crystalline lens is part of the refracting system of the eye and in addition to the cornea helps focus light onto the retina. The lens can also alter shape (accomm (MORE)

What are crystalline solids?

Crystalline solids are usually polar molecules or ionic structuresthat create a lattice. One such example of an ionic lattice is salt(NaCl) where the positive sodium ions are (MORE)

What is a crystalline liquid?

  Liquid crystals (LCs) are substances that exhibit a phase of matter that has properties between those of a conventional liquid and those of a solid crystal. For instance (MORE)

What is crystalline ceramics?

Crystalline ceramic materials are not amenable to a great range of processing. Methods for dealing with them tend to fall into one of two categories -- either make the ceramic (MORE)
In Science

Is plastic a crystalline solid?

Some plastics are, some are not. Polymers like polyethylene and  polypropylene can be partially crystalline. Typical commercial  polystyrene is not crystalline, although a c (MORE)