Debye–Scherrer method

noun De·bye–Scher·rer method \dəˈbīˈsherə(r)-\

Definition of Debye–Scherrer method

  1. :  a method of forming a diffraction pattern by directing a beam of X rays onto an aggregate of small crystals (as in the powdered form of a substance) and by photographing the pattern so formed to provide a means of identifying crystalline substances

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Origin and Etymology of debye–scherrer method

after P. J. W. Debye and Paul Scherrer, born 1890 Swiss physicist


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