Basal plane

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(Crystallog.) a plane parallel to the lateral or horizontal axis.

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As a result, magnesium's poor ductility is most commonly rationalized in terms of its possession of only one close-packed plane called basal plane.
Some samples displayed colour zoning in three orientations at 60[degrees]/120[degrees], typical of the six-fold rotational symmetry in the basal plane of the rhombohedral system.
As MOSFET's oxide film, formed on the surface of an epitaxial wafer, is used in device operations, finer surface defect (SD) and various types of crystal defects, including basal plane dislocation (BPD), considerably affect the yield and product quality.
Since GO behaves like an amphiphilic macromolecule with hydrophilic edges and a more hydrophobic basal plane, it can serve as an attractive building block for the construction of various supramolecular architectures [7],
Consequently, in the diffraction arrangement displayed in Figure la we can record preferentially the diffraction lines from 00l basal plane of MMT.
Graphene is the basal plane of graphite: a one-atom-thick, two-dimensional honeycomb layer of sp2-bonded carbon.
The change of the unit cell symmetry observed is more pronounced in the a-axis, this could be attributed to some oxygen atoms are released out of the structure by doping [11] or as expressed by others authors [12] that exists some kind of disorder in the basal plane of the orthorhombic structure, then due this fact the oxygen atom O(1) and O(5) are slightly moved from its sites (0, 0.
The patterns obtained at room temperature included the basal plane (002) and (001) and the (101) edge planes of the hexagonal crystal structure.
Mandibles were placed on a standard basal plane searching the maximous contact surface when a vertical pressure was applied to the region of the second molars.
In the case of carbons, namely graphite, the phonon transfer is anisotropic because of the different bonding mechanisms for the in-plane or basal plane carbon atoms (the <a> plane direction, covalent bonding) and the between-basal-plane bonding (the <c> plane, van der Waals bonding), with the most efficient conduction occurring in the basal plane direction (ref.
The crystals with axial symmetries are usually periodic along the symmetry axis, and quasiperiodic in the basal plane.