Definition of Bragg reflection
: 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
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of bragg reflection
after Sir William H. Bragg †1942 and Sir William L. Bragg †1971 English physicists
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up Bragg reflection? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).