Bragg reflection

noun

ˈbrag-,
-aa-,
-ai-
: the action of a crystal in reflecting X rays or particle waves (such as electrons or neutrons) in a manner analogous to that of a reflection grating upon light incident at a suitable angle compare bragg's law

Word History

Etymology

after Sir William H. Bragg †1942 and Sir William L. Bragg †1971 English physicists

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“Bragg reflection.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bragg%20reflection. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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