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angle of incidence

angle of incidence

n.
The angle formed by a ray or wave incident on a surface and a line perpendicular to the surface at the point of incidence.
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angle of incidence

n
1. (General Physics) the angle that a line or beam of radiation makes with the normal to the surface at the point of incidence
2. (Aeronautics) another name for angle of attack
3. (Aeronautics) Also called: rigging angle of incidence the angle between the chord line of an aircraft wing or tailplane and the aircraft's longitudinal axis
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an′gle of in′cidence


n.
1. Also called incidence. the angle that a ray, as of light, makes with a normal to a surface at the point where the ray meets the surface.
2. (on an airplane) the angle, usu. fixed, between a wing or tail root chord and the axis of the fuselage.
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angle of incidence

The angle formed by a ray or wave, as of light or sound, striking a surface and a line perpendicular to the surface at the point of impact. See more at wave.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.angle of incidence - the angle that a line makes with a line perpendicular to the surface at the point of incidence
angle - the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians
angle of attack - the acute angle between the direction of the undisturbed relative wind and the chord of an airfoil
critical angle - the smallest angle of incidence for which light is totally reflected
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The new source is easy to set up and provides reliable emission-line source and means for at-wavelength calibration, or metrology of SXR lithography materials, multilayers or grazing incidence optical systems for astrophysics and other fundamental research.
Figure 4 depicts the level of dispersion further analyzed with Grazing Incidence Wide Angle X-ray Scattering (GIWAXS) (4a and 4b) and wide angle X-ray scattering (WAXS) (4c).
Grazing incidence X-ray scattering techniques are well adapted to perform such analysis, because of their ability to study buried structures and interfaces.
The period of this pattern at normal incidence is half of the wavelength and is inversely proportional to the cosine of the angle of incidence diverging at grazing incidence.
Skolnik, "An empirical formula for the radar cross section of ships at grazing incidence," IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, vol.
Applications for the detectors include: X-ray powder diffraction and scattering techniques; residual stress measurements; thin film and texture analysis; PDF (Pair distribution function) analysis; X-ray scattering (SAXS), wide-angle X-ray scattering measurements (WAXS) and grazing incidence small angle scattering (GISAXS); and dispersive fluorescence spectroscopy.
A grazing incidence angle, though, can considerably complicate the geometry of the grating.
Specific topics include characterizing thin zinc oxide (ZnO) films by vacuum ultra-violet reflectometry, the grazing incidence of X-ray topographic studies of threading dislocations in hydrothermally grown ZnO single crystal substrates, growing ultra-thin titanium dioxide films by the complete anodic oxidation of titanium layers on conductive substrates, dynamic properties of spectrally selective reactively sputtered metal oxides, and the effects of structure on the formation of Schottky barriers at nanoparticle-oxide interfaces.
The values for ST1, ST2, transverse force stiffness, and thermal contact conductance decrease in the whole range, except near the grazing incidence, where the values get increased.
Grebogi, "Universal behavior of impact oscillators near grazing incidence," Physics Letters A, vol.
Among specific topics are low-energy electron diffraction, electron-impact secondary neutral mass spectrometry, elastic recoil detection analysis, grazing incidence X-ray methods for near-surface structural studies, sum frequency generation spectroscopy, and scanning near-field optical microscopy.

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