diffraction grating

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Recent Examples on the Web The colors are from the chocolate (not any ingredient or coating) diffracting light after being forcefully molded onto a diffraction grating in vacuum. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, "Thanks to Physics, This Chocolate Is Iridescent—and Safe to Eat," 27 May 2020

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1857, in the meaning defined above

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“Diffraction grating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diffraction%20grating. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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diffraction grating

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