triclinic system


triclinic system

      one of the structural categories to which crystalline solids can be assigned. Crystals in this system are referred to three axes of unequal lengths that are inclined at nonorthogonal (nonperpendicular) angles relative to each other. If the atoms or atom groups in the solid are represented by points and the points are connected, the resulting lattice will consist of an orderly stacking of blocks, or unit cells. The triclinic unit cell has the least-symmetrical shape of all unit cells. Turquoise and other minerals such as microcline crystallize in the triclinic system.

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  • triclinic system — noun : a crystal system characterized by three unequal axes intersecting at oblique angles see crystal system illustration …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Triclinic system — Crystallization Crys tal*li*za tion (kr[i^]s tal*l[i^]*z[=a] sh[u^]n), n. [Cf. F. cristallization.] 1. (Chem. & Min.) The act or process by which a substance in solidifying assumes the form and structure of a crystal, or becomes crystallized; the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Triclinic crystal system — [ thumb|right|200px|An example of the triclinic crystals, microcline] In crystallography, the triclinic crystal system is one of the 7 lattice point groups. A crystal system is described by three basis vectors. In the triclinic system, the… …   Wikipedia

  • triclinic — [trī klin′ik] adj. [< TRI + Gr klinein, to incline (see LEAN1) + IC] designating or of a crystal system having three axes of unequal length, none of which intersects at right angles with another: see CRYSTAL SYSTEM …   English World dictionary

  • system — [sis′təm] n. [LL systema < Gr systēma (gen. systēmatos) < synistanai, to place together < syn , together + histanai, to set: see STAND] 1. a set or arrangement of things so related or connected as to form a unity or organic whole [a… …   English World dictionary

  • triclinic crystal system — triklininė kristalografinė sistema statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. anorthic system; triclinic crystal system; triclinic crystallographic system vok. triklines Kristallsystem, n; triklines System, n rus. триклинная кристаллическая… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • triclinic crystallographic system — triklininė kristalografinė sistema statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. anorthic system; triclinic crystal system; triclinic crystallographic system vok. triklines Kristallsystem, n; triklines System, n rus. триклинная кристаллическая… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • triclinic — adj. 1 (of a mineral) having three unequal oblique axes. 2 denoting the system classifying triclinic crystalline substances. Etymology: Gk TRI + klino incline …   Useful english dictionary

  • triclinic — /truy klin ik/, adj. Crystall. noting or pertaining to a system of crystallization in which the three axes are unequal and intersect at oblique angles. Cf. crystal system. [1850 55; TRI + Gk klín(ein) to LEAN1, slope + IC] * * * …   Universalium


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