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  • n. Plural form of diffraction.


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  • With his fellow scientists he has determined the geometric structures by means of X-ray diffractions and by using modern quantum mechanical calculations has been able to determine and, in many cases, predict the stability and reactions of the molecules under varying conditions.

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  • He will side with neither Newton nor Grimaldi regarding diffractions and inflections.

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  • The real was only probably real, a nexus in endlessly expanding diffractions of the could-be; yet through it beat an unmercifully sharp counting, naught, one, one-naught, one-one, one-naught-naught, one-naught-one; and from this starkness there spiraled the beauty and variousness of all the snowflakes that will ever be, from idiocy came harmony, from moving nothingness arose power.

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  • It was the ring of Necessity whereby we are all begirt; happy he for whom a kind heavenly Sun brightens it into a ring of Duty, and plays round it with beautiful prismatic diffractions; yet ever, as basis and as bourne for our whole being, it is there.

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  • Hence, only reflections and simple diffractions can occur, as can be observed in these two screenshots:

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  • Much information comes from measuring the reflections and diffractions of shock waves caused by earthquakes.

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  • As the process is repeated, diffractions from different angles give the overlapping views needed for the computer to construct a 3-D image of the structure. - latest science and technology news stories

  • You can simulate x-ray or neutron powder diffractions for any displayed crystal, simulate electron microscope diffraction patterns, visualize reciprocal lattice - and mainpulate stereographic projections.

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  • The rounded body decreases harsh edge diffractions which can typically "color" audio to the listener's ear - resulting in highly efficient frequency responses with low distortion for much cleaner, more natural sound.

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  • This in turn would explain the short-range order in the highly swollen cubic phases and be reasonable for detecting only few orders of diffractions.

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