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  • Diagram of 3 different forms of metal crystal growth.
    Rights: The University of Waikato Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato Published 17 September 2009 Size: 60 KB Referencing Hub media

    Metals are crystalline solids. When metals crystallise from the molten state, the crystals formed are arranged randomly. This gives rise to the grain structure of metals as seen under the microscope.

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