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- adj. Partially crystalline (and partially amorphous)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Half crystalline; -- said of certain cruptive rocks composed partly of crystalline, partly of amorphous matter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Half or imperfectly crystallized.
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In 1990, they were only 35 percent of the total world market, with amorphous silicon at 31 percent and semicrystalline silicon at 33 percent.
Oleandrin is yellow, semicrystalline, soluble in water, alcohol, ether, chloroform and olive oil; fusible at 70-75° and changing to a greenish oil.
The team has determined that temperature can play a decisive role in determining which of two competing processes-called crystallization and dewetting-will "take the lead" when a semicrystalline polymer film hardens, thereby granting qualitatively different properties to the finished film.
In addition, the semicrystalline nature of the new materials allows them to be reversibly switched from reflective to nonreflective states by heating and cooling.
When melted and compressed into films, the distinct polymeric segments self-assemble into a layered pattern of "hard" semicrystalline and "soft" amorphous phases, Hustad explains.