growth twinning

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growth twinning A type of crystal twinning that occurs naturally during crystal growth where the energy state near the twin boundary is slightly higher than that of a single crystal. Most of these twinned crystals grow in a natural state by the addition of clusters of atoms a layer at a time, e.g. aragonite growth twins.

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