Bragg angle

noun \ˈbrag-\

Definition of Bragg angle

  1. :  the small angle between an incident X-ray beam and the diffracting planes of a crystal — compare bragg's law

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Origin and Etymology of bragg angle

after Sir William Henry Bragg †1942 and Sir William Lawrence Bragg †1971 English physicists


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