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Figure 9c. Figure 9. 3D-╬╝CT images of dendritic native V in hibonite.
(c) View from starting point, toward crystal face along c axis. Tendrils radiate off
irregular clumps of V0. Some consist of a series of joined balls that extend
toward the crystal surface, then sprout into 3D dendritic networks with clear
breaks and restarts at intermediate crystal planes. The patterns suggest
nucleation of V melts on the surface of growing crystals.
Griffin et al. https://doi.org/10.2138/am-2019-6733.

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Ranked as Most Cited Journal in Mineralogy and Petrology in 2016

Impact Factor 2017: 2.65.

5-year Impact Factor: 2.45.

JIFtc = 4.38 for Table 1 and JIFtc = 13.75 for Table 2 (see editorial)

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