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Crystallization

The act of selling an asset and immediately buying the same asset back. One does this for tax purposes; that is, one sells the asset in order to realize a capital loss, but buys it back because one believes it still represents a solid investment. Most tax agencies have rules forbidding or limiting crystallization.
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beta]-TCP crystallizes in the rhombohedral space group R3c with unit cell parameters a = 10.
If honey crystallizes, make it liquid again by heating the jar (without the lid) in hot water or in a microwave oven at full power, checking at 20-second intervals.
If you want to achieve a final moisture level in the range of 50 ppm or lower and the benefits it provides, you must first crystallize and then dry at the recommended temperatures.
PLA crystallizes at substantially lower temperatures than PET-200 to 220 F vs.
In any case, the XRD results have shown that the PVDF phase in the PVDF/PET-based composite could crystallize into [alpha]-phase easily; however, the crystallization of the PET phase was inhibited on a large scale because of the presence of CB/GR additives and the rigidity of PET molecular chains.
In a quest for better metal alloys, some scientists concoct mixtures of ingredients that aren't intended to crystallize as normal metals do.
The ability to crystallize is yet another important feature for certain types of rubber.
The reduced mobility and the bulky nature of the ring also influence the ability of the polymer to crystallize as it cools.
As the cloud cools, carbon blasted from either graphite or limestone on the ground can crystallize to form diamonds.
However, PHO does not exhibit spherulitic texture, so in order to determine crystallization rate all samples were melted, then allowed to crystallize at different temperatures for 24 hours.
After pelletizing and drying, hot pellets are deposited onto a vibrating conveyor, where they crystallize to the 40% level using residual heat from pelletizing.