metamict state

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The amorphous state of a substance that has lost its crystalline structure as a result of the radioactivity of uranium or thorium. Metamict minerals are minerals whose structure has been disrupted by this process. The metamictization is caused by alpha-particles and the recoil nuclei from radioactive disintegration.

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