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Any of numerous minute rudimentary, crystalline bodies of unknown composition found in glassy igneous rocks.

crys′tal·lit′ic (-lĭt′ĭk) adj.


(Minerals) any of the minute rudimentary or imperfect crystals occurring in many glassy rocks
crystallitic adj


(ˈkrɪs tlˌaɪt)

a minute body in glassy igneous rock, showing incipient crystallization.
crys`tal•lit′ic (-ˈɪt ɪk) adj.
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Noun1.crystallite - any of numerous minute rudimentary crystalline bodies of unknown composition found in glassy igneous rock
crystallization, crystal - a rock formed by the solidification of a substance; has regularly repeating internal structure; external plane faces
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The original nickel alloy turbine blades were made of a metallic crystalline structure with grain boundaries, which are areas of weakness, making the components prone to fracture.
Moreover, small recrystallized [alpha] grains can be observed at the triangle grain boundaries of transformed [beta] while deformed in the two-phase field.
The new research posits that once the isolated pores grow large enough to connect with each other, the trapped molten metal starts to flow and, making its way along the grain boundaries, trickles down through the mantle and accumulates in the core.
These nanosized grain boundaries improve the surface hardness and the surface hydrophobicity.
The microalloying elements prevent the motion of grain boundaries, recrystallisation boundaries and dislocations when they are present either as solute atoms or precipitate particles.
1) is attributed to secondary phase at the grain boundaries and appears for y [greater than or equal to]0.
The two microsection images (FIGURE 1) show the tearing of the solder between the grain boundaries on the surface of the joints.
Among specific topics are multiscale modeling predictions of age hardening curves in aluminum-copper alloys, the kinetic Monte Carlo modeling of shear-coupled motion of grain boundaries, atomistically informed crystal plasticity model for body-centered cubic iron, molecular dynamics study on low temperature brittleness in tungsten single crystals, and peptide-zinc interaction.
The existence of the tunneling state of water shown in ORNL's study should help scientists better describe the thermodynamic properties and behavior of water in highly confined environments such as water diffusion and transport in the channels of cell membranes, in carbon nanotubes and along grain boundaries and at mineral interfaces in a host of geological environments.
When the annealing temperature increases, the nucleation generates at the original high angle grain boundaries or the high angle subboundaries which are formed through the growth of the subgrain.
At the microscale, these relationships have been motivated from the results of atomistic simulations of grain boundaries [13-15].