Bragg reflection

\ ˈbrag-, -aa-, -ai- \

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

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History and Etymology for Bragg reflection

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

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“Bragg reflection.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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