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Determining Crystal Habits From Oberservations of Planar Sections

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Author(s)

D M. Saylor, G S. Rohrer

Abstract

A Method is described for reconstructing the crystal habit from the observations of many random planar sections of known orientation. We have generated simulated observations based on five different assumed crystal habits and found that it is possible to reconstruct the shape from 100 to 1000 planar sections, depending on the relative area of each facet. Habit planes comprising as little as 3% of the crystal's area have been detected and axial ratios accurately determined.
Citation
Journal of the American Ceramic Society

Keywords

crystal geometry, habit plane, stereology, wolff shape

Citation

Saylor, D. and Rohrer, G. (2017), Determining Crystal Habits From Oberservations of Planar Sections, Journal of the American Ceramic Society (Accessed June 14, 2024)

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Created February 19, 2017