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

First Known Use of X-ray diffraction

1924, in the meaning defined above

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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 18 Jan. 2022.

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X-ray diffraction

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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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