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X-ray diffraction


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The scattering of X-rays by the regular lattice of atoms or molecules in a crystal.
  • n. The diffraction pattern so obtained.
  • n. The technique of using such patterns to determine that geometry of a crystal, or the arrangements of atoms in a molecule; X-ray crystallography.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the scattering of X rays by the atoms of a crystal; the diffraction pattern shows structure of the crystal


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