X-ray diffraction

noun

: a scattering of X-rays by the atoms of a crystal that produces an interference effect so that the diffraction pattern gives information on the structure of the crystal or the identity of a crystalline substance

Word History

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of X-ray diffraction was in 1924

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“X-ray diffraction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/X-ray%20diffraction. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

X-ray diffraction

noun
: a scattering of X-rays by the atoms of a crystal that produces an interference effect so that the diffraction pattern gives information on the structure of the crystal or the identity of a crystalline substance

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