Crystal grain

Crystal grain

Crystal grain

02/16/17

“How do we describe when crystals have arrangements in different directions?”
Crystals are fantastic structures, with millions of different molecules being chained together in a uniform pattern. However, sometimes these chains will be in different directions from one another. Because these patterns are so prevalent, Materials scientists and engineers have decided to term this feature in crystals a grain. Grains are a very important property in materials and can have a large influence on the macroscopic behavior of a material

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