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The reticular theory of twinning gives the necessary conditions on the lattice level for the formation of twins. The latter are based on the continuation, more or less approximate, of a substructure through the composition surface. The analysis of this structural continuity can be performed in terms of the eigensymmetry of the crystallographic orbits(More)
The occurrence frequency of the {110} twin in aragonite is explained by the existence of an important substructure (60% of the atoms) which crosses the composition surface with only minor perturbation (about 0.2 Å) and constitutes a common atomic network facilitating the formation of the twin. The existence of such a common substructure is shown by the C2/c(More)
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