Bragg's law

noun

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: a law in physics: there is a definite relationship between the angle at which a beam of X rays must fall on the parallel planes of atoms in a crystal in order that there be strong reflection, the wavelength of the X rays, and the distance between the crystal planes : sin Θ = nλ / 2d where Θ is the angle between the incident or the reflected beam and the crystal plane, λ is the X-ray wavelength, d is the crystal plane separation, and n is any integer

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after W.H. & W.L. Bragg

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“Bragg's law.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bragg%27s%20law. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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