X-ray diffraction

noun

Definition of X-ray diffraction

: 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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1924

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X-ray diffraction

noun

medical Definition of X-ray diffraction

: 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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