Etch Figures on Sodium Chloride Crystals

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GYULAI and his co-workers have for some years been investigating the properties of alkali halide crystals. In the course of etching sodium chloride and rock salt crystals I have made some observations which may throw light on the dislocations supposed to exist in real crystals.

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JESZENSZKY, B. Etch Figures on Sodium Chloride Crystals. Nature 181, 559–560 (1958) doi:10.1038/181559b0

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