Crystallographic Relations of Biaxial Crystals

  • Richard E. Stoiber
  • Stearns A. Morse

Abstract

The size, shape, and elongation of biaxial crystals are determined essentially the same way as for uniaxial crystals. The sign of elongation is defined somewhat more completely. Crystals may be elongated parallel to either X, Y, or Z, or to none of these. Crystals elongated parallel to Y are considered to have an indeterminate (±) sign of elongation.

Keywords

Olivine Gypsum Pyramid Ilmenite Aragonite 

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard E. Stoiber
    • 1
  • Stearns A. Morse
    • 2
  1. 1.Dartmouth CollegeUSA
  2. 2.University of Massachusetts at AmherstUSA

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