is diamond anisitropic? i am getting confused ,it's constituting particles are carbon atoms so it can't show anisotropy but on other hand it is crystalline so it must be anisotropic? help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Asked by upmaniousagarika | 3rd May, 2016, 08:39: PM

Expert Answer:

Diamond is crystalline in nature.    
Hence, the structure of the diamond is not uniform in all direction.
It has different and inconsistent chemical bonding. 
The properties of a material vary with different directions i.e. they are dependent on direction.
This type of behaviour is called anisotropy.
Anisotropy affect the polarization direction of the light. 

Answered by Prachi Sawant | 5th May, 2016, 11:10: AM

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