the regular, geometric arrangement of atoms in a solid.
A substance (usually solid but can be liquid) in which the atoms or molecules are arranged in a definate pattern that is repeated regularly in three dimensions. Crystals tend to develop forms bounded by definitely oriented plane surfaces that are harmonious with their internal structure. They may belong to any of six crystal systems: cubic, hexagonal, tetragonal, orthorhombic, monoclinic, or triclinic.
(cryst'-tal-line) Having the properties of a crystal, specifically a regularly repeated long-range three dimensional internal arrangement of atoms.
In the case of polymers, a material that, on a molecular level, has regions where the polymer chains are packed closely together into an ordered or crystal lattice structure.
a solid with a regular arrangement of its components
Used to describe materials that behave as if they are made of regular crystals.
A solid with a repeating three-dimensional unit cell.
Having each element's atoms bonded in a regular, repeating structure in space.
Polymers with a an orderly arrangement of molecules that repeat in precise patterns. The spring-like molecules tend to absorb energy making it more difficult to transmit vibratory energy through it.
the state of a solid material characterized by a periodic and repeating three-dimensional arrays of atoms, ions, or molecules.
having a repeating atomic structure in all three dimensions.
It is the structure of polymer where the molecules are arranged in a very regular repeating lattice structure.
A material that has atoms arranged in an ordered periodic array.
a material state where the atoms making up the material are arrayed in a consistent repeating pattern.
Having regular molecular structure; contrasted with amorphous.
polymers arranged in a parallel order.