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The scattering of x-rays by crystal atoms, producing a diffraction pattern that yields information about the structure of the crystal.
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(General Physics) the scattering of X-rays on contact with matter, resulting in changes in radiation intensity, which is used for studying atomic structure
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diffraction of x-rays by the regularly spaced atoms of a crystal, useful for determining the arrangement of the atoms.
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|Noun||1.||X-ray diffraction - the scattering of X rays by the atoms of a crystal; the diffraction pattern shows structure of the crystal|
diffraction - when light passes sharp edges or goes through narrow slits the rays are deflected and produce fringes of light and dark bands
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