HyperDic: x-ray_diffraction

English > 1 sense of the expression X-ray diffraction:
NOUNphenomenonX-ray diffractionthe scattering of X rays by the atoms of a crystal
English > X-ray diffraction: 1 sense > noun 1, phenomenon
MeaningThe scattering of X rays by the atoms of a crystal; the diffraction pattern shows structure of the crystal.
BroaderdiffractionWhen light passes sharp edges or goes through narrow slits the rays are deflected and produce fringes of light and dark bands

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