X-Ray Diffraction

Science / Geology / X-Ray Diffraction: A technique used to identify minerals by bombarding them with X-rays. Planes of repetition within the atomic structure of the mineral diffract the X-rays. The pattern of diffraction is unique for each mineral structure and can be used for identification.

X-Ray Diffraction Pattern

Science / Chemistry / X-Ray Diffraction Pattern: Interference patterns created by x-rays as they pass through a solid material. Studying x-ray diffraction patterns gives detailed information on the three-dimensional structure of crystals, surfaces, MORE

X-Ray Crystallography

Science / Chemistry / X-Ray Crystallography: Determination of three dimensional arrangement of atoms in a crystal by analysis of x-ray diffraction patterns. MORE

Diffraction

Science / Chemistry / Diffraction: The ability of a wave to bend around the edges of obstacles or holes. The effect is most noticeable when the obstacle or hole is comparable to the size of the wavelength. MORE

X-Ray Spectrum

Science / Chemistry / X-Ray Spectrum: A set of characteristic x-ray frequencies or wavelengths produced by a substance used as a target in an x-ray tube. Each element has a characteristic x-ray spectrum, and there is a strong correlation MORE

X-Ray Tube

Science / Chemistry / X-Ray Tube: A cathode ray tube that focuses energetic streams of electrons on a metal target, causing the metal to emit x-rays. MORE

X-Rays

Science / Weather / X-Rays: The portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that has a very short wave length. It has a wave length longer than gamma rays, yet shorter than visible light. X-rays can penetrate various thicknesses of MORE

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